The full story of soldier Harry Dhillon who slashed her throat in act of ‘utter barbarism’

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canada goose As Alice Ruggles’ family mark two years since her canada goose coats death on October 12, we republish our court coverage from April 2017 of a crime that shocked the nation. canada goose

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Canada Goose Jackets Lance Corporal Trimaan “Harry” Dhillon broke into Alice Ruggles’ Gateshead flat last October and cut her throat from ear Canada Goose Jackets to ear after he discovered she had found happiness with another man. Canada Goose Jackets

Canada Goose Outlet The 26 year old had driven 120 miles from his barracks near Edinburgh to confront Miss Ruggles and grabbed a long, sharp carving knife cutting through her throat to her spine. Canada Goose Outlet

canada goose coats on sale He did not react when a jury at Newcastle Crown Court convicted him of murder after they took less than two hours to dismiss his fanciful story that she had accidentally stabbed herself while lunging at him. canada goose coats on sale

canada goose clearance Judge Paul Sloan QC said: “Precisely what happened once you were in the flat only you now know, but you have never had the decency to say.” canada goose clearance

canada goose coats Miss Ruggles, 24 and who worked for Sky in Newcastle, tried to lock herself in the buy canada goose jacket cheap bathroom but Dhillon kicked it in. canada goose coats

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That led her to canada goose factory sale complain to the police and gain an official PIN warning, telling him to leave her alone, which he ignored.

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canadian goose jacket During their intense relationship, jealous Dhillon had isolated her from her close circle of friends, manipulating and controlling her. canadian goose jacket

Dhillon stared intently ahead as canada goose uk outlet moving victim statements were read on behalf of her father Clive, who is a professor, her mother Dr Sue Hills, sister Emma and brothers Nick and Patrick.

Dr Hills said she felt she had “failed” her daughter by teaching her to see the good in everyone, and also by not cheap Canada Goose standing up to Dhillon herself after he contacted the mother Canada Goose Coats On Sale on Facebook.

“This feeling of failure will stay with me forever,” she said, adding she buy canada goose jacket would never forgive herself for advising her daughter Canada Goose Parka that if she Canada Goose online ignored Dhillon, he would eventually stop contacting her.

Her father said: “We all share a sense of guilt. Rationally we know only one person is responsible.

“All of us feel we should have paid more attention to aspects of his personality that perhaps should have forewarned us.”

Outside court, Dr Hills read a statement on behalf of the family. She said: “Justice has been done today but none of our family, nor any of Alice’s closest friends, will ever be the same again.

canada goose store “We will live the rest of our lives knowing that Alice should have been here with us, wondering what she would have Canada Goose sale become, imagining all the people she would have continued to affect with her infectious sense of humour and her sheer love of life. canada goose store

“Alice was a kind, incredibly sociable, fun loving person; she had the ability to light up the room whenever she walked in. We miss her so much.

canada goose deals “We believe there are important lessons to be learned from what happened to Alice. We Canada Goose Online didn’t think that she was the sort of girl that something like this could happen to. “We welcomed him into our family and he came across as a normal person. Unfortunately he was a cruel manipulative bully who made Alice miserable and took her away from us. With hindsight, there were many signs of stalking and coercive behaviour that we did not recognise. Everybody should know about these signs canada goose deals.