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 ANDREW DAWSON

 


Name:

Andrew Dawson

AKA:

 

D.O.B:

1959
Kill Total:

3

Kill date:

1982 & 2010

Kill Place:

Ormskirk & Derby

Status:

 

Occupation:

 
Victim: Henry Walsh  John Matthews Paul Hancock

D.O.B:

Walsh - 1891 Matthews - 1944  Hancock - 1952

 


 

Court:

Nottingham Crown
Case No: T20107601

Judge:

Mrs Justice Dobbs

Prosecution:

Nigel Godsmark QC

Defence:

 

 

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FACTFILE

 

1982, Given a life sentence for the murder of  91-year-old Henry Walsh. Dawson stabbed Mr Walsh up to twelve times with a bread knife. At the following trial Dawson admitted murder.

 

2010, Within weeks of being released he killed again. Stabbing two men to death.

 

25th July 2010, 66-year-old John Matthews who lived in the same block of flats as Dawson, was found stabbed up to eighteen times, in the bath in his flat. The bath had been filled with water and a large quantity of bleach. Dawson later told police he had an urge to kill.

 

30th July 2010, Paul Hancock, also found in the bath, in the same block of flats, was stabbed to death 22 times.

Dawson fled after this murder.

 

later the same day, 30th July, Dawson arrested in Cumbria, the police having to taser him during the arrest. Dawson was found with a large quantity of knives on him.

 

18th July 2011, Dawson admitted two counts of murder at Nottingham Crown Court.

In sentencing Dawson to a whole life term, Mrs Justice Dobbs said "life will mean life", This pots Dawson on the home office list of prisoners serving a 'Whole life Tariff', see list here >>

 

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