Man lost his leg ‘fleeing murder of his partner’
A MAN murdered his partner then escaped to Europe but was caught after being hit by a train, a jury was told.
Joseph Davies, 36, lost a leg in the accident in The Hague and was arrested in a Dutch hospital four days after Kelly Davies was found dead at her home.
She had suffered more than 20 stab wounds to her neck and face during what was described as a “sustained, deliberate and personal” attack in Bolton, Lancs.
In court, Davies pleaded not guilty to murder.
He told police he left the UK to “get away from it all” after being recently released from prison, the jury heard.
It is alleged that the couple had “an extremely turbulent” relationship over several years which culminated in her murder. The day Ms Davies was last seen alive, the defendant allegedly accused her of cheating on him.
The prosecution said: “He threatened to chop her up. We say he was as good as his word.”
The pair were seen on CCTV in Bolton town centre at 4.50pm on Saturday, June 2, and Davies was seen running, alone, on the same CCTV at around 11.27pm that evening.
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Footie fans across the country are starting to organise campaigns against ticket prices in the Premier League and Football League.
It’s about time because it’s getting ridiculous now – the people who run the game are so out of touch. Football without fans is nothing!