April 4 – Robbie Lawlor, 36, a Dubliner, was shot dead in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast. He was allegedly on the way to collect a large drug debt. Lawlor was a gangster from Drogheda who was involved in a feud (with Cornelius Price) in that city and he was a suspect in the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods in January 2020.

April 2 – A 46-year-old man was killed at a house in Thurnscoe near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his murder. Two other men, aged 31 and 41, were arrested on suspicion of assault

April 1 – A man, 59, and a woman, 56, were stabbed to death at a house in Stockwell, south London. Daniel Briceno-Garcia, 44, has been charged with both murders and awaits trial.

March 2020

March 31 – Janet Samuel, 67, James Samuel, 69, and Lechasta Childs, 47, were shot dead at a house in Macon, Georgia. Caesar Crockett Jr, 29, was arrested five days later after an armed stand-off and has been charged with all three murders. The shootings happened after he got into a fight with Jamila Augustine French, 30, the mother of his son. Mr. Crockett pulled a gun and fatally shot Ms. French’s mother, Janet, her stepfather, James and her sister Lechasta. He then drove off with his son, King Cane Crockett, aged two.

March 31 – Tomas Macionis, 35, a Lithuanian national, was stabbed to death in Walthamstow, NE London. Rizwan Abassi, 31, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

March 29 – Victoria Woodhall, 31, a nurse at Rotherham General Hospital, was stabbed to death at her home in Middlecliffe, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Her estranged husband Craig Woodhall, 40, a former soldier, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

March 26 – A man, aged 22, suffered a “significant” head injury at Kelly Bray, near Callington in Cornwall and died in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. A 37-year-old man who was arrested is in hospital with multiple and “possibly life-threatening” injuries. Police also arrested were a 29-year-old man from nearby Gunnislake and a 26-year-old man from Callington.

March 26 – Kelly Stewart, 41, was beaten over the head in the grounds of Memorial Community Church, in Barking Road, Plaistow, east London, between 12.45am and 1.45am. Her body was found the following day. Detectives said her death was not linked to the murder of Shadika Patel only a mile away exactly a week earlier.

March 22 – Kelly Fitzgibbons, 40, and her two children Ava, five, and Lexi, three, were found upstairs at their home in Woodmancote, East Sussex. Her husband Robert, 42, a builder, was also found dead. It was investigated as a murder-suicide. The family were on lockdown at the time during the coronavirus outbreak. Mr Fitzgibbons was building an extension on the house at the time.

Mar 22 – Stefan Melnyk, 54, was hit by a car in Salisbury Street, Acton, west London. Rhian Beresford, 28, who lived nearby, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. She allegedly got out of the car and attacked a second man. She will face trial when later in 2020.

Mar 22 – Emily Jones, 7, was stabbed to death by a stranger in Queen’s Park in Bolton on a Sunday afternoon as she took a walk in the park with her mother on Mother’s Day. A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder but detained at a secure facility under the Mental Health Act. Emily’s parents described her as a “little social butterfly” who had a “passion for the outdoors and loved to play any sport, even when she was wearing her pink sparkly dresses”.

Mar 19 – Wendy Morse, 71, a “bubbly” grandmother, was found dead at her home in Knypersley, near Stoke-on-Trent on March 22. She is believed to have been killed three days before. Police later appealed for help in tracing a green Honda Civic.

Mar 19 – Shadika Patel, 40, was stabbed to death in Ilford, east London just after midnight. A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but not charged.

Mar 16 – Nelly Moustafa, 43, and her neighbour Zahida Bi, 52, were stabbed to death at their homes in Belle Walk, Moseley, Birmingham. Ms Moustafa’s husband Tamer Moustafa, 40, has been charged with both murders and awaits trial.

Mar 15 – Cameron Murfitt, 18, was stabbed to death in Woolwich, south east London after an incident involving his motorcycle and the suspect’s car.

Mar 14 – Roger Chang, 62, a businessman and president of the New Kingston Citizens’ Association, vanished and his body was found the following day on the seashore between Dover and Windsor Castle, Jamaica. He had been stabbed. Mr Chang – whose daughter Natasha is a racing car driver –  was believed to have invited a young lady to a waterfall on the day of his death.He had been stabbed. Khadeisha McKenzie, 23, aka Diamond D or DD, from St Andrew, was described by police as a person of interest and later handed herself in to police. She was charged with murder along with Cebert Duggan, 60, from Enfield, St Mary parish, and three teenagers. They have been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, possession of criminal property and benefiting from criminal property. McKenzie and one of the 16-year-old boys were also charged with simple larceny and unauthorised access to computer data.

Mar 13 – Abdul Wahid Xasan, 19, from Foleshill, was shot as he walked along a street in Hillfields, Coventry. Carren Monga, 19, and a 15-year-old youth, have been charged with murder and await trial.
Mar 8 – Thuan Nguyen, 31, of Antioch, Tennessee, was shot in the head outside Lenox Square shopping mall in Atlanta, Georgia after a row over a parking space. Ricky Lafargue, 19, is wanted by police.

Mar 8 – Damani Mauge, 17, was stabbed on a 130 bus in Croydon, south London. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Mar 8 –  Jahmal Thomas, 39, and Rhonda Hornsombath, 25, were shot dead at the Urban Lounge in Hamilton, Ontario around 5am. Two others survived. The victims had been attending a memorial celebration for  Carel Douse, who was murdered in May 2019. The gunman was described as a black man in his 30s, about five-foot-10 tall, with a thin build and short braided hair. He was wearing dark jeans or pants and a track suit-style zip-up jacket.

Mar 7 – Vanita Nowell, 68, died of head injuries at her home in Peckham, south London. Her son Andrew Shepherd, 47, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Mar 6 – Jordan Marples-Douglas, 23, was stabbed to death at a house in  Woodthorpe Road, Sheffield. Ben Jones, 25, has been charged with his murder and awaits trial.

March 2 – Shanur Ahmed, 16, was beaten to death and died of head injuries after being attacked by a group of 30 youths with baseball bats on a patch of wasteland at the rear of Gallions Reach DLR Station in the Isle of Dogs, east London. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder, affray and possession of an offensive weapon and awaits trial.

Mar 2 – Joss McCaughtrie, 26, was hit by a car and killed in Farnworth, near Bolton, Greater Manchester. A 24-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder. In April 2018 McCaughtrie was issued with a Community Behaviour Order, which was due to expire in April 2020.

February 2020

Feb 29 – Archie Beston, 19, was stabbed to death in Kingston-upon-Thames. Tyron Bryan, 20, has been charged with murder, GBH, possession of points and blades and affray. Finley Ahwan, 20, has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving. Both await trial.

Feb 29 – Asante Campbell, 24, was stabbed with a machete by a gang on the Belle Vue estate in Hendon, north west London and was found dying in his car, a VW Polo, nearby. Hafid Abdi Mohammed Omar, 19, from Edgware, and Kofi Abusah, 19, have been charged with murder and await trial.

Feb 26 – Tyler Roye, 24, was stabbed in Croydon just after midnight and died in hospital two hours later. Sam Odupitan, 23, has been charged with murder and two counts of robbery and awaits trial.

Feb 25 – Li-Qing Wang, 35, was stabbed to death at her home in Leyton, east London. Her boyfriend Yixing Song, 53, Turnpike Lane, north London, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Feb 21 – Lennox Alcendor, 42, from Harlesden, was stabbed in Cricklewood, north London. James Rochester, 42, and Christian Fearon, 20, have both been charged with murder and possession of points and blades. Fearon has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

Feb 20 – Khuzaimah Douglas, 19, and Waseem Ramzan, 36, were killed with a crossbow in a robbery at a  cannabis factory in Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill, West Midlands. Omar Ramzan, 23, and his father Saghawat Ramzan, 46, have been charged with two counts of murder and await trial.

Feb 18 – Sundeep Ghuman, 36, was beaten to death and died of head injuries at Belmarsh prison in south-east London. Ghuman was jailed for five years and four months in 2011 for a series of arson attacks in the south east London borough of Bexley. In one incident he broke into a Kwik Fit store armed with a blow torch and a propane gas canister, and set fire to a tyre stack and a fence. Later that night, residents had to be evacuated from their homes after he damaged a pipe, causing a build-up of gas. His sentence was one of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP), which was why he had not been released in 2020. Steven Hilden, 28, and Terry Jocham, 28, have been charged with his murder and await trial. Both are serving prisoners.

Feb 17 – James Dowdell, 54, was strangled and hit over the head at his home in Chelsea, west London. Mohammed Assri, 46, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Feb 7 – Tazne van Wyk , 8, was raped and murdered in Worcester, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her body was found in a storm drain. Moyhdian Pangarker 54, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. He had recently been released from prison after serving time for a sex offence. An angry mob attended his initial court hearings.

Feb 5 – Babacar Diagne, 15, originally from Sutton Coldfield, was stabbed to death on grassland in Wood End, Coventry. Two boys aged 15 have been charged with murder and await trial.

January 2020

Jan 29 – Eraj Seifi, 46, from Maida Vale, was shot in Queen’s Park, north west London. He died of his injuries on February 7. Errol James, 51,  and Romello Briggs-Leon, 25, were charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Jan 27 – Louis Johnson, 16, was stabbed to death on a pedestrian bridge at East Croydon station in south London.

Jan 27 – Michael O’Leary, 55, vanished after failing to return to his home in Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire, from work. Andrew Jones, aged 52, from Carmarthen, has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Jan 22 – Marylène Lévesque, 22, a sex worker, was killed at the Sepia Hotel in the Sainte-Foy borough of Quebec City, Canada. Eustachio Gallese, 51, left the hotel and walked into a police station to confess to killing her. Gallese was on day release from prison after being sentenced to life for the 2004 murder of his partner, Chantale Deschenes, who he attacked with a hammer before repeatedly stabbing her. The parole board denied Gallese full parole but allowed him to continue living in a halfway house on day parole, deeming him a “moderate risk”. The Canadian Parliament censured the parole board in the wake of Marylène’s murder.

Jan 19 – Narinder Singh Lubhaya, 29, Harinder Kumar, 30, and Malkit Singh Dhillon, 37 –  known to people in the UK as Baljinder Singh – were stabbed to death in the street in Seven Kings, Ilford, east London. All were Indian nationals. Gurjeet Singh, 29, from Ilford, has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent.

Jan 16 – Robert Wilson, 53, from Birstall, was beaten to death outside his workplace, the Thornton & Ross pharmaceutical factory in Linthwaite, Huddersfield. A 39-year-old man was also injured when they tackled drunken youths. Several teenagers have been arrested but nobody has been charged.

Jan 15 – Nasir Patrice, 17, from Birmingham, was stabbed to death in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Several people have been arrested. Police say the murder is believed to be linked to “county lines” drug dealing in the town.

Jan 13 – Krasimir Kartikov, 60, was beaten to death at his home in Croydon, south London. Nikolay Zhivkov, 44, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Both men were Bulgarian nationals.

Jan 12 – Keane Mulready-Woods, 17, vanished from the streets of Drogheda in County Louth, Republic of Ireland. The following day his dismembered body turned up in several sports bags left in Coolock, Dublin. At 1.30am on the Tuesday (two days later) the rest of his body turned up in a burning car in Darndale, Dublin. The murder has horrified hardened crime correspondents. It is believed to be linked to a gang feud in Drogheda, which claimed the lives of Richard Carberry in November 2019 and Keith Branigan in August 2019. Nobody has been charged with murder but Gerard McKenna, 50, has been charged obstructing a prosecution.

Jan 10 – Donald Abner, 55, was beaten and bitten by a dog in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. Melissa Wolke, 38, has been charged with murder. She is accused of setting her pit bull terrier on him. She was intoxicated at the time.

Jan 3 – Glen Quinn, a barman in his 40s, was beaten to death with baseball bats and iron bars by members of the South East Antrim branch of the UDA at his flat on the Woodburn estate in Carrickfergus, County Antrim. He was reportedly killed a short time after clashing with a senior UDA figure, a convicted killer and drug dealer. It is the third killing carried out by the South East Antrim UDA in the past three years. In 2017 it gunned down former members Geordie Gilmore and Colin Horner during an internal feud. Two men, aged 38 and 39, and a woman aged 47, were arrested but nobody has been charged.

Jan 3 – William Algar, 53, a jazz trumpeter, was found dead in a house in Nowell Road, Barnes, south west London. He was known to friends as Blaise. He was stabbed. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mark Harding, 44, from Isleworth, Emeka Dawuda-Wodu, 18, and Simon Emmons, 39, have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Jan 1 – Helen Hancock, 39, and Martin Griffiths, 48, were attacked at their home in Duffield, Derbyshire. Her estranged husband Rhys Hancock, 39, has been charged with murder and awaits trial. Mr Griffiths was found dead in a bedroom when police arrived at the property, while Mrs Hancock died after paramedics were unable to resuscitate her.


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