‘I wish she was here and cel­e­brat­ing her A-lev­els’

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

A PO­LICE­MAN who helped lead the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Ellen’s death has said he hoped Buck­ley would spend the rest of his life con­tem­plat­ing his evil ac­tions.

Speak­ing af­ter the court case, Det Supt Howard Milling­ton de­scribed how sixth-for­mer Ellen had had the rest of her life ahead of her.

He said: “Buck­ley cal­lously killed Ellen in broad day­light. He at­tacked her in the most bru­tal way as she was walk­ing around Or­rell Wa­ter Park be­fore go­ing to meet her friends who were tak­ing their ex­ams.

“I am glad Buck­ley will now be spend­ing many years be­hind bars to con­tem­plate the young life that he has stolen away, but I wish that we hadn’t even had to in­ves­ti­gate this crime. I wish it hadn’t hap­pened and Ellen was here cel­e­brat­ing her A-Level re­sults with her friends.

“I would like to pay trib­ute to Ellen’s fam­ily and boyfriend for the dig­ni­fied way they have con­ducted them­selves in what has been the most aw­ful of times. We can never bring Ellen back but I hope they can gain some com­fort in the fact that jus­tice has been done.”

Det Supt Howard Milling­ton

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