Crimes that shocked the Vale
Here is a look back at some of the shocking crimes which rocked our community.
In March this year Hannegret Donnelly was convicted of murdering her husband Christopher. The court heard how Christopher had been subjected to a period of physical abuse prior to his death, including being beaten with a rolling pin. In November 1968 19 year-old servicewoman Rita Ellis was murdered close to RAF Halton where she worked. She had been strangled and her body dumped close to a coal yard on the site, her case remains open In 2015 six men (including Vikram Singh pictured) were jailed for a total of 82 and a-half years between them for a string of child sex crimes The gang were found guilty of crimes relating to two vulnerable girls, pictured is Akbari Khan who was jailed for 16 years for his part The community of Buckingham Park were devastated when one of their neighbours Lorna Myers was murdered in 2018. Lorna's friends and neighbours held a special event in her memory, her son Malo, who has been suffering from paranoid thoughts was jailed for the crime In 2009 teaching assistant Sally Garwood was stabbed to death by Robert Cusworth as she walked her terrier Billy on the Meadowcroft playing fields Cusworth, who did not know Mrs Garwood is said to have acted randomly and in anger, he was jailed for a minimum of 20 years Samantha Lewthwaite, who went to school in Aylesbury is one of the most wanted women in the world She was married to London bomber Germaine Lindsay and is thought to have links to terror attacks around the world In 1963 The Great Train Robbery which took place near Cheddington was dubbed the 'crime of the century' The total value for the theft was 2.6million pounds. The gang were caught and tried in Aylesbury