Alan Pennell

Alan Pennell
Kill Total1
Kill PlaceLincolnshire
Kill DateNov 2003
VictimLuke Walmsley-14
CourtNottingham Crown Court
JudgeMr Justice Goldring
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Tuesday 4th November 2003, Luke Walmsley, was aged just 14-years-old, when he was stabbed through the heart at Birkbeck School, in North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. Pennell attacked him in a corridor outside his classroom. There had allegedly been trouble between 
Teachers tried frantically to help Luke, but he died after being air-lifted to hospital.

A knife was taken from inside the school building by police, who arrested a 15-year-old boy and held him at Skegness police station for questioning, (Pennell was not named at the time, due to his age).

Thursday 6th November 2003, Police arrest a young man, the 15 year old was remanded in custody. He could not be named as he was underage.

July 2004, At the trial at Nottingham Crown Court, Pennell denied murder, telling the Court the stabbing had been an accident and that the knife was only intended to scare Walmsley.
Allan Pennell was detained for life for the murder of Luke Walmsley, with  the judge ordering a minimum term of 12-years to be served.
Pennell, was named after the judge, Mr Justice Goldring lifted a media ban.

2016, after serving 12-years Alan Pennell was released and moved to another part of the country.

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