CCTV: Hannah Windsor's final moments

Wirral Globe: CCTV: Hannah's final moments CCTV: Hannah's final moments

Police have released this CCTV footage of Hannah walking along a footpath at Bidston Hill on her way to meet her killer, Adam Lewis.

Detective Inspector Mark Tivendale, of Birkenhead CID, said: "Hannah was in the prime of her life and she should have been looking forward to the rest of her life but sadly her future was taken from her by Adam Lewis.

"The sentence today will not bring Hannah back but hopefully the conclusion of this case will bring some closure for Hannah's family and friends."

Lewis, 18, was sentenced to life imprisonment at Liverpool Crown Court for the murder of Hannah, 17.

Hannah was tied to a tree, sexually assaulted, strangled and attacked with a knife by Lewis, of Fairmead Road, Moreton, Wirral, in May this year.

The partially-clothed body of the youngster, who was living in a hostel for homeless young people at the time of her death, was found hidden under leaves and dirt in woodland at Bidston Hill, Wirral.

Lewis had denied murdering his girlfriend but changed his plea to guilty on Monday, shortly before his trial was due to begin. He also admitted two counts of sexual assault against his victim, two counts of burglary and one count of arson.

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Holroyde told him: "Only you know what you did to Hannah and in what order you did it. It is, however, clear that you deliberately inflicted cruel injuries upon her which must have caused her immense pain and suffering."

He added: "Adam Lewis, that was a prolonged, merciless and terrible attack, which must have been agonisingly painful for Hannah Windsor before she died. You must have known what dreadful pain you were causing her."

The judge said Lewis showed "dreadful cruelty", and added: "I am quite sure that your murder of Hannah Windsor involved both a sexual and sadistic element."

Members of Hannah's family sobbed as they followed proceedings from the public gallery. Speaking outside court, Hannah's mother, Gaynor Murray, broke down in tears as she said: "He deserved what he got and I'm so made up. Today was the best thing that could have happened - now we can actually mourn in peace for Hannah, my beautiful little girl."

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3:32pm Tue 20 Nov 12

WirralAl says...

What a sad terrible waste of life.

When will the Police be given proper powers to ensure that they can deal with Thugs and maniacs when they start causing problems. Most of them know they will just go to court and getting a telling off which means nothing to them.

Too many get away with too much and they need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. It costs more in the long run.


How many lives has this ruined.

Lets just hope that he never gets out. He will never know what its like to loose a child to the hands of a Murdering, Rapist thug. Hanging would be too good for him. Lets hope he is abused for the rest of his days.
What a sad terrible waste of life. When will the Police be given proper powers to ensure that they can deal with Thugs and maniacs when they start causing problems. Most of them know they will just go to court and getting a telling off which means nothing to them. Too many get away with too much and they need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. It costs more in the long run. How many lives has this ruined. Lets just hope that he never gets out. He will never know what its like to loose a child to the hands of a Murdering, Rapist thug. Hanging would be too good for him. Lets hope he is abused for the rest of his days. WirralAl
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6:02pm Tue 20 Nov 12

don't look back in anger says...

WirralAl wrote:
What a sad terrible waste of life.

When will the Police be given proper powers to ensure that they can deal with Thugs and maniacs when they start causing problems. Most of them know they will just go to court and getting a telling off which means nothing to them.

Too many get away with too much and they need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. It costs more in the long run.


How many lives has this ruined.

Lets just hope that he never gets out. He will never know what its like to loose a child to the hands of a Murdering, Rapist thug. Hanging would be too good for him. Lets hope he is abused for the rest of his days.
i'll bet he gets his sentence reduced when he should never walk the streets again.
[quote][p][bold]WirralAl[/bold] wrote: What a sad terrible waste of life. When will the Police be given proper powers to ensure that they can deal with Thugs and maniacs when they start causing problems. Most of them know they will just go to court and getting a telling off which means nothing to them. Too many get away with too much and they need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. It costs more in the long run. How many lives has this ruined. Lets just hope that he never gets out. He will never know what its like to loose a child to the hands of a Murdering, Rapist thug. Hanging would be too good for him. Lets hope he is abused for the rest of his days.[/p][/quote]i'll bet he gets his sentence reduced when he should never walk the streets again. don't look back in anger
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6:13pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Positive thinker says...

Who says they shouldn't bring back
HANGING,its proabley to good for
the horrible little scum bag what about his parents?have they got anything to
say
Who says they shouldn't bring back HANGING,its proabley to good for the horrible little scum bag what about his parents?have they got anything to say Positive thinker
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10:07pm Tue 20 Nov 12

bigfoot says...

Were was the logic and rationale behind the police giving Hannah a phone number?
Questions need to be asked why as well as the care agencies role in this very sad affair.
Were was the logic and rationale behind the police giving Hannah a phone number? Questions need to be asked why as well as the care agencies role in this very sad affair. bigfoot
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11:16am Thu 22 Nov 12

Spiffy says...

She had a family yet was homeless and fell prey to a sadistic sexual predator.
...
Tragic.
She had a family yet was homeless and fell prey to a sadistic sexual predator. ... Tragic. Spiffy
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