Alan Edwards sentenced to life in jail for homicide of Susan Waring as household ask him to disclose her whereabouts

Alan Edwards, has been sentenced to life after Susan Waring's blood was found on a skull mask in his flat

2021-04-07 20:09:00

The household of a lacking mom of 5 have pleaded to her assassin to disclose her whereabouts to allow them to lay her to relaxation.

Alan Edwards, 48, was jailed for all times for the homicide of Susan Waring, 45, who disappeared on the finish of January 2019.

The sufferer’s brother, Peter Waring, learn out in courtroom a sufferer private assertion on behalf of the household earlier than Edwards was instructed he should serve a minimal of 27 years in jail earlier than he will be thought-about for parole.

Mother-of-five Susan Waring went missing two years ago
Mom-of-five Susan Waring went lacking two years in the past

As Edwards appeared on impassive from the dock, Mr Waring stated: “One ultimate request and that’s for Alan Edwards to inform us the place our beloved Susan is so we will lay her to relaxation and at last have some closure.”

Edwards preyed on Miss Waring, who was blind in a single eye, suffered poor well being and had studying difficulties, throughout their transient two-month relationship.

He was continuously violent and abusive in direction of her as a search of his flat in Darwen, Lancashire, revealed proof of blood all through the premises which the defendant had redecorated in a bid to cowl his tracks.

Among the many objects recovered was a rubber Halloween cranium masks which had greater than 100 blood spots and traces of Miss Waring’s DNA, with evaluation indicating he wore it as he struck her at shut proximity.

Susan Waring, second from right, with her family, including brother Peter, centre
Susan Waring, second from proper, along with her household, together with brother Peter, centre

Final week Edwards, of Blackburn Street, was convicted unanimously by a jury at Preston Crown Court docket of homicide.

He was additionally discovered responsible of offences towards 4 different ladies, together with inflicting grievous bodily hurt, assault occasioning precise bodily hurt and making threats to kill.

They entered the witness field and stated they too have been subjected to violent and controlling behaviour from Edwards at numerous occasions relationship again to the Nineties.

Blood on the skull mask
Blood on the cranium masks

Describing his sister as “light” and an individual “who would by no means harm a fly”, Mr Waring instructed the courtroom: “The final two years have merely been hell for us. A nightmare that has continued to trigger us turmoil daily.

“Alan Edwards clearly manipulated Susan, preyed on her vulnerability and used her as a punchbag. This evil man has denied any wrongdoing and has instructed fixed lies about his offending.”

The final confirmed public sighting of Miss Waring was when she was buying with Edwards in Darwen on January 29.

Within the days that adopted, the defendant appealed by way of Fb for Miss Waring to return or make contact however an examination of his cell phone confirmed he was additionally visiting the hook-up web site with “rising regularity”.

Blood on the skull mask
Blood on the cranium masks

Giving proof, Edwards stated he was “simply shopping” and it was “one thing to move the time, ready for Susan”.

He claimed he final noticed her on January 30 when she kissed him goodbye whereas he was half asleep in his flat and stated he was nonetheless ready for her to return again.

Sentencing, Mr Justice Goss instructed Edwards: “There is no such thing as a doubt she was scared of and dominated by you. Your possessive and controlling behaviour ended with you taking Susan Waring’s life.

“Exactly what you probably did and the way is thought solely to you.”

Detective Chief Inspector Pauline Stables, of Lancashire Police, stated: “I’m glad we’ve got been in a position to get justice for Susan’s household when it comes to placing her killer behind bars however their struggling continues while her physique stays lacking and so they can’t lay her to relaxation.

“Edwards continues to disclaim Susan’s homicide and as such, shouldn’t be revealing the place he disposed of her physique.

“If anybody thinks they know something about the place Susan could also be, please contact us with any info, irrespective of how insignificant you suppose it could be.”

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