Man lost his leg ‘flee­ing mur­der of his part­ner’

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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.

The trial con­tin­ues. IT was bril­liant to see Man City and Liver­pool fans hold­ing up a half blue half red ban­ner that read “£nough is £nough” at the Eti­had Sta­dium.

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!

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