These are the 48 Lancashire women, girls and babies killed by men since 2009

Today we remember local women and girls, aged from seven weeks to 88, who have died at the hands of men in the county.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 9:16 pm

We also acknowledge a further seven women and youngsters, aged from seven weeks to 94, who we are unable to name due to pending legal proceedings.

Female members of JPI media staff have read out the names of every Lancashire victim in a video, in a bid to raise awareness of the shameful tally of deadly violence against the county’s women.

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Aysha Mohammed, 39, and her husband Abdullah were murdered in a fire set deliberately at their home in a case of mistaken identity, after four strangers- Hisamuddin Ibrahim, 21, Habib Iqbal, 25, Sadek Miah, 23, and Mohammed Miah, 19 - launched a so-called honour killing. Hisamuddin Ibrahim, 21, who planned the attack, was jailed for a minimum of 28 years while Habib Iqbal, 25, Sadek Miah, 23, and Mohammed Miah, 19, were jailed for minimum terms of 25, 21 and 19 years.
Seven-week-old Caitlyn Smith, from Skelmersdale, was being treated in Ormskirk hospital for a minor urinary infection, when her 16-year-old dad, Joshua Bacon lost his temper as he tried to feed her, and handled her so violently that he caused a catastrophic brain injury. He was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars.
Jane Holden, 44, was found dead at a house on Willow Hey, Skelmersdale, alongside her partner Derek Rose, who an inquest ruled had inflicted head injuries and stab wounds before killing himself.
Janet Edwards, 35, was battered, kicked and stamped to death by the man she loved, 140 miles away from her Preston home in Newcastle, Sex offender Kieran Walmsley – also known as Karl Johnson – killed her after a drunken argument. She had been dead for several hours before Walmsley, a former Fulwood High School pupil, raised the alarm by calling round a neighbour and saying he had “accidentally” hurt her.
Vulnerable 18-year-old Louise Bethany Evans was murdered in a Burnley park, suffering 39 knife wounds and head injuries. Anthony Wood, 21, from Burnley, was found guilty of murder and jailed for at least 22 years and 183 days. Matthew Maw, 18, admitted murder and must serve 18 years and 63 days.
Mum-of-two Claire Atkinson, 31, died after suffering multiple wounds to the chest, prior to a road crash in Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, on April 17, 2009. Alan Entwistle, then 52, is serving 20 years for killing her.
Anna Banks, 23, was strangled by Daniel Lancaster, 25, in Hawley Street in Colne. He claimed she enjoyed being throttled during intercourse. He was jailed for four years for manslaughter
Shelley Barnes, 38, was tied up and strangled before her partially-clothed body was found in a bedroom of a property on Hobart Street, Burnley. Her landlord Dean Thompson, 50, of Hobart Street, was sentenced to life in jail and told he must serve a minimum of 17 years.
Mum-of-one Jane Clough, 26, was stabbed 71 times in the car park of Blackpool hospital where she worked and died in the A and E department where she worked, despite her colleagues trying to save her life. Her violent ex, Jonathan Vass was on bail for raping her when he launched his depraved attack. He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years.
2010 Debbie Marie Ryan got Mother-of-two Debbie Ryan, 40, was found lying on the floor with serious head injuries at the junction of Pall Mall and Tootell Street in Chorley and died in hospital four days later. Richard Ciborowski, 31, of no fixed abode, was told he would serve at least five years and then have to prove to a parole board he was fit to be released after admitting her manslaughter.
Mother-of-two Tracy Dryden, 37, was stabbed twice in the chest in School House Lane, Halton, Lancaster, by her estranged husband John Dryden, 43, of Thacking Lane in Ingleton, North Yorkshire, who is now serving a minimum term of 20 years for murder. Dryden could not accept his marriage was over and began stalking her when she met another man.
2010 Janet Norton got Janet Norton, 64, was bludgeoned to death while she slept at her caravan park home in Preesall, Lancashire, because her paedophile husband Geoffrey Norton, 67, "could not bear the shame his offences would cause her". But he said he lacked the courage to kill himself. He is currently serving a minimum of 19 years.
2010 Carole Green got Carole Green, 57, was stabbed 100 times at her flat in Lytham St Annes, by her husband Stephen Green, 52, following his constant criticism of her card-playing. Both had been involved in bridge clubs. He is serving a minimum of 23 years after being found guilty of her murder.
Lee Browne, then 21, stabbed his grandma Maureen Allen, 79, and aunt Geraldine Allen, 57, to death at the home they all shared in Fulwood, Preston, then set a deliberate fire at their semi-detached bungalow in Longfield. He is serving a 33 year minimum term.
Bernadette Gallagher, 51, was unconscious and 'probably alive' when her mentally ill son Kieran, then 32, (pictured) used a kitchen knife to try to cut out her heart, but instead removed her left lung, following an argument at her home in Bamber Bridge. Galllagher, who was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. and was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.
Mother-of-three Susan Workman, 55, was stabbed in the heart by her millionaire husband Ian Workman, then 58, of Turton, Lancashire, in a row over their divorce. She was typing a live account of his actions when he plunged a knife into her in anger, with her final words reading: “Standing, staring at me acro ...” He was jailed for life in 2011 after he was convicted of stabbing her.
Debra Louise Walsh, 34, was found dead at a house in Norfolk Street in Nelson and police believed her body may have been there for several weeks. A post-mortem examination revealed she died as a result of neck injuries. Carl Field, 34, of St Philips Street, Nelson, was convicted at Preston Crown Court of her murder and told to serve at least 19 years behind bars.
Nicola Holden, 40, was strangled by her husband Robert, 44, before he killed himself. Their bodies were found at their semi-detached bungalow in Low Lane, Morecambe.
Mum-of-four Nicola Seed, 39, was beaten and strangled at her home in Hazel Grove, Ribbleton, and died from head injuries. Partner David Bullman, 29, of Elswick Road in Ashton, Preston, pleaded guilty to murder on the first day of his trial and was ordered to serve 16 years in prison.
Vulnerable Blackpool girl Paige, 15, was groomed, exploited and murdered by paedophile Robert Ewing, 60, of Kincraig Place, Bispham, who is serving a 33 year life sentence. The youngster was reported missing in August 2007, but has never been found.
Blackpool grandmother Josephine Gilliard, 73, was bludgeoned with a garden ornament and stabbed 10 times by husband Frederick Gilliard, then 76, at the home they shared in Links Road. Gilliard (pictured) who served in the RAF for 27 years and had suffered from depression, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was jailed for four years.
Three-year-old Preston tot Lia died of injuries caused by a severe blow to the abdomen. Her dad Richard Green, 23, of Harling Road, Preston, was sentenced to seven years after admitting manslaughter two weeks into his trial at Preston Crown Court. Her mother Natalie Critchley, 21, of Norris Street, Preston, was jailed for 21 months for child neglect. The court heard she failed to seek prompt medical attention for Lia which would have "almost certainly" saved her life.
Lisa Clay, 40, and her six year old son, Joseph Chadwick were found stabbed to death at their home in Lowlands Road, Bolton-le-Sands. Her partner Paul Chadwick, 34, admitted two counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order. He later tried to lay claim to their estate.
16-year-old Staining girl Sasha Marsden was stabbed 58 times by sexually-motivated killer David Minto, 23, who lured her to the Grafton House Hotel, Kirby Road, Blackpool with a false job offer. Minto sexually assaulted the childcare student, and stabbed her in the head and neck with a kitchen knife. He removed her partially clothed body, wrapped it in carpet underlay, a black bin liner and bedding and tried to burn her. He is serving a minimum of 35 years in prison.
Cherylee Shennan, 40, was stabbed and beaten with a hammer by her partner, Paul O'Hara, in July 2014. O'Hara, 43, had only been released on a 'life licence', in April 2012, having killed his previous girlfriend, Janine Waterworth, in 1998. Cherylee, of Hardman Avenue, Rawtenstall, died of multiple stab wounds. An inquest ruled a failure to recall O’Hara to prison once reports of domestic violence against Cherylee were made contributed to her death. She died three days later after retracting allegations against him. He was later jailed for life for her murder.
Carole Dyson, 53, was murdered at her home in Harrison Road, by husband Mark Dyson, then 55, who asphyxiated her. He was jailed for 14 years.
Marian Smith, 74, was found dead at a property on Aberdare Close in Blackburn and her husband, John, then 88 was charged with her murder. He had been on remand at HMP Preston but died of natural causes at the Royal Preston Hospital following a short illness.
Nicola, 33, was found in a cupboard at her home, hidden under a quilt, with her feet and hands bound and a bin liner over her head. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was asphyxiation. Gary Fletcher, 35, of Wilton Street, Burnley, admitted her manslaughter and was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.
Two-month-old Daisy Mae died three days after 31-year-old dad John Burrill threw her onto the sofa in a fit of temper, fracturing her skull The Fleetwood tot's injuries were consistent with being gripped by the legs and swung against a hard surface. Mr Justice James Goss ordered Burrill to serve a minimum of 18 years in jail.
Humera Khan, 42, of Chatsworth Street, Preston, died in hospital from catastrophic head injuries after her husband Jamal, 52, struck her from behind with a hammer as she worked on a sewing machine. He lost his temper when she did not make him a meal. Khan was found guilty of murder at Preston Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum of 16 years.
Leanne Collopy, 25, was stabbed by ex Saleem Said, 40, in Rossendale, before he doused her in petrol and set her house on fire. Despite her horrific wounds, the brave mum saved her daughter from the blaze, but died the next month from her injuries. Said was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder and arson with intent to endanger life. Leanne was posthumously given a bravery award by the Queen in 2019.
Lisa Chadderton, 44, was punched, strangled and stabbed five times in the neck and once in the eye by partner Mark Tindill, 56, in a "drunken, jealous rage". Tindill had attempted to strangle another partner in similar circumstances a decade earlier. He was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 15 years after pleading guilty to murder. He had attempted to strangle another partner in similar circumstances a decade ago, the court was told. Tindill was sentenced to life with a minimum jail term of 15 years after pleading guilty to murder.
Saffie, eight, from Leyland, Georgina, 18, from Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Michelle, 45, from the Ribble Valley, and Jane, 51, from Blackpool, all died in the Manchester Arena bombing atrocity carried out by terrorist Salman Abedi.
Ellie-May was 19 months old when she died after being restrained in her bed. Her mother Lauren Coyle, 19, and stepfather Reece Hitchcott, 20, were both convicted of causing or allowing her death and both were sentenced to 10 years in youth custody.
Bernadette, 88, weighed under six stone when she died in May 2018. Her son, John, then 65, a retired policeman, almost got away with her murder. Initially, Bernadette's death was not thought to be suspicious but mortuary staff noticed pressure sores on her body. A post mortem examination revealed she had been smothered. John Green (pictured) had sent texts calling his mother “a stinking corpse” and joking: "She’s at death’s door but nobody’s opening it.” He was sentenced to 14 years.
Susan, 45 was killed and hidden by her former partner Alan Edwards, 48, who was found guilty of her murder two years later. The court heard he once set a ferret on her as a form of torture. He was jailed for a minimum of 27 years for murder. Her body remains missing.
Preston mum Rosie, 27, was beaten to death "beyond recognition" with a crowbar in Ribbleton. Violent boyfriend Benjamin Topping, 25, inflicted 50 blows on her as he attacked her on Pope Lane. She had tried to seek information about his violent past using Clare's Law. He was later ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years.
Grandmother Leanne, 40, was discovered at a house in Marlborough Street, Burnley, after Shaun Sanders, 40, battered her to death with a hammer during an acute psychotic episode. The mother-of-three had tried to help him, but the former soldier, who suffered paranoid schizophrenia, became convinced she had been taking photos of his son. He was given a hospital order after admitting manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Teaching assistant and mum Lindsay Birbeck, 47, was strangled and buried in a cemetery in Accrington. Rocky Marciano Price, 17, was caught on CCTV pulling a wheelie bin with Mrs Birbeck's body inside before she was found in a shallow grave 12 days later. He was jailed with a minimum term of 16 years.
Marlene, 71, died from serious head and facial injuries after she was attacked with a rope door stop. Her grandson Conor Clarkson was later charged with murder but following a number of assessments, it was agreed he had been suffering with mental health-related illnesses at the time of the offence and had diminished responsibility. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.
Mum Alison, 36, was deliberately mowed down by a Fiat Punto and flung 42ft down a street over a £60 drug debt. She died two days later in hospital with her 12-year-old son and relatives at her bedside. Drug gang member Dean Qayum, then 21, of Patterdale Avenue, Blackburn was sentenced to a minimum term of 20 years, while Kaylib Connolly, 19, got a minimum term of 14 years and Joshua Titterington, 27, of Scotland Bank Terrace, Blackburn got a minimum term of 17-and-a-half years. Karis Poynton, 28, of Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors got life with a minimum term of 13 years and John Chatwood, 26, of Walsh Street, Blackburn -got sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter.
Mandy Houghton, 58, was killed by her elderly neighbour Alan Fare, 72, who attacked her with a hammer. Fare, of Victory Close, Nelson, was deemed unfit to stand trial due to his medical disabilities, being that he was suffering from dementia and at the time of his arrest was also experiencing paranoia and psychosis. But he was found guilty of the act of killing and given an indefinite hospital order.