Man who killed two before he could kill 4 people in two days has been jailed


Man who killed two before he could kill 4 people in two days has been jailed

Lee Peacock, aged 50, from Harrow was sentenced to 39 years imprisonment at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 1 February.

For the murders of Sharon Pickles and Clinton Ashmore. The sentences are to run concurrently.

He had told a family member that he had killed three people – the family member called police concerned for Sharon’s welfare.

At 21:30hrs on 19 August 2021, officers attended Sharon’s address in Ashbridge Street, NW8 after concerns were raised for her welfare.

Police found her body hidden under a bed with her throat cut. Peacock had left a note at the scene which he had signed.

He then went and attacked his next victim, Clinton Ashmore, using the same knife he had killed Sharon with.

At 2:15am on 20 August, friends of Clinton found him fatally injured and called the London Ambulance Service. Police were called to the address in Jerome Crescent, NW8.

A murder investigation was launched which turned into a manhunt six days later.

He was later found onboard a houseboat on the Grand Union canal. He tried to cut his own throat but was restrained by officers and was taken to hospital.

The next day peacock was arrested and interviewed. He told officers that he wanted to kill four people whom he felt had ‘taken advantage’ of Sharon while he was in prison.

In CCTV footage ot showed that Peacock left the flat 15 minutes later wearing a dark coloured hoodie, after he went in wearing a polo shirt.

But this plan failed, because when he told her he was going to kill a man he believed she had been seeing. She laughed and in response, he then killed her.

In a statement, Sharon Pickles’ family said: “As a family it’s been an incredibly difficult time for us losing our loved one in this way, but we finally have justice for our beloved daughter, sister and mother Sharon.

“Our hearts are broken and she will be missed dearly. We would like to say thank you to the police, prosecution and witness services for supporting us during this time and the dignity and respect they have shown Sharon. “

In a statement, Clinton Ashmore’s family said: “Clint was a pure and beautiful soul. His kindness, wit, humour and gentleness were what stood out most about him but more than anything, he was loved.

Clint touched so many lives in so many ways. He shone brightly in this world but his light was cruelly put out by someone who gave no thought or care to the impact of his actions. The world has lost one of the good ones but our family and his loved ones have lost the best.”

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