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Nuneaton murder investigation arrests total five as image of victim released

Postby dutchman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:39 pm

Dionne Clark was found dead in a house on Saturday

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Five people have been arrested in connection with the suspected murder of a Nuneaton woman.

Police issued an update as they released an image of Dionne Clark who was found dead in a house on Cornish Close, off Ansley Common, in Nuneaton, on Saturday night. Paramedics were called, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The force is appealing for information about the death of the 27-year-old and are, at this stage, treating the death as unexplained.

Police are carrying out enquiries to establish exactly what occurred after an initial post-mortem was inconclusive.

Further tests are being carried out to establish a cause of death .

Officers are also keen to trace Ms Clark’s missing phone - a Samsung Galaxy - which may have been discarded near to the rocks at Manor Court School.

Warwickshire Police said a total of five people had been arrested, but one has since been released. Four others remain in police custody.

A statement from Warwickshire Police read: “A 19-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Nuneaton, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and perverting the course of justice in connection with death. They currently remain in police custody.

“A 33-year-old woman from Nuneaton arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

“Following further enquires; a 54-year-old man and 58-year-old woman from Nuneaton have also been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and remain in police custody.”

Det Insp Anna Middleton of the Major Investigations Unit, said: “We are also appealing to anyone who may have found the deceased phone, a Samsung Galaxy, which may have been discarded near to the rocks at Manor Court School.

“If anyone has any information that could help police with their enquiries they should call 101 and quote incident 492 of 17 June 2017. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org .”

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Postby dutchman » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:11 pm

Nuneaton death: Two accused of Dionne Clark's murder

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Two people have been charged with the murder of a 27-year-old woman.

The body of Dionne Clark was discovered at a house on Cornish Close, Nuneaton, on 17 June.

Dominic Wallis, 28, and Elizabeth Ellis, 19, both of Nuneaton, are accused of her murder and also of false imprisonment.

Warwickshire Police said they are due before Leamington Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

A 54-year-old man and 58-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, have been released while inquiries continue.

Det Insp Anna Middleton, of the Major Investigations Unit, said: "I would like to thank the public and the local community for their response and support of our ongoing investigation."

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Postby dutchman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:15 pm

Two more charged following death of Nuneaton mum

Two people have been charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the death of a mum-of-four in Nuneaton.

The body of Dionne Clark was discovered at a house in Cornish Close, off Ansley Common, on Saturday, June 17.

Warwickshire Police have already charged two people with murder and have now brought charges against two others following the 27-year-old’s death.

Karen Wallis, 58, and Kingsley Wallis, 55, both of Dryden Close, Galley Common, Nuneaton, have been charged with committing an act with intent to pervert the course of justice.

They appeared at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday when the case was adjourned for a further hearing at Warwick Crown Court on Friday.

Police previously charged Dominic Wallis, 28, and Elizabeth Ellis, 19, both of Nuneaton, with murder and false imprisonment in connection with the death of Miss Clark.

They are due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on October 20.

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Postby dutchman » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:39 am

Killer duo found guilty of murdering Nuneaton mum-of-four

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Elizabeth Ellis and Dominic Wallis have been found guilty of the murder of Nuneaton mum-of-four Dionne Clark following a lengthy trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

In addition Dominic Wallis’s parents Karen and Kingsley Wallis - were found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The foreman of the jury told Judge Simon Drew QC that the jury had reached unanimous verdicts on the four defendants.

She told a hushed courtroom first that Ellis, 20, had been found guilty of murder and then that Dominic Wallis had also been found guilty of the same charge.

This was followed by guilty verdicts for Karen and Kingsley Wallis for perverting the course of justice.

As the first verdict was read out, Ellis looked shocked and shook her head from behind the glass screen separating the courtroom from the dock. Dominic Wallis remained emotionless.

The public gallery was packed, mainly with members of 27-year-old Miss Clark’s family and her mother sobbed as the verdicts were read out.

Miss Clark’s body was discovered on the evening of Saturday, June 17, and she had suffered 69 injuries to her head and face, including an injury to her brain.

She was beaten up and restrained using parcel tape, duct tape and the cable from a TV aerial.

Wallis, 28, and Ellis, who are both from Nuneaton, denied murder and blamed each other for the attack on Miss Clark at his home in Cornish Close, off Ansley Common.

After the Clark family left the court they could be heard cheering from outside the courtroom.

Judge Drew adjourned sentencing until 2pm on Monday February 12, though he said there was a possibility it might have to be further adjourned to allow for medical reports to be completed.

Following the verdicts the family of Dionne Clark paid tribute to her.

In a statement they said: “Dionne was a beautiful daughter, a fantastic mother and a great sister.

“She was sensitive, caring and compassionate and would think nothing of going out of her way to help others.

“She touched so many people’s lives in a positive way.

“Words cannot express what her loss means to all her family and friends - we remain heartbroken and totally devastated."

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Postby dutchman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:47 pm

Dionne Clark's killers jailed for more than 32 years

The killers of Nuneaton mum Dionne Clark have been jailed for life.

Dominic Wallis and Elizabeth Ellis were last week both found guilty of Miss Clark’s murder following a two-and-a-half month trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Today they were sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 18 years behind bars for Dominic Wallis and a minimum of 14 years for Ellis.

If released by the parole board, they will remain on licence for the rest of their lives.

The judge passing sentence told them: “Dionne Clark was attacked and seriously beaten by one or both of you.

“You, Dominic Wallis, took the lead. I’m equally sure that where Dominic Wallis led, you Elizabeth Ellis, followed.

“This was undoubtedly a lengthy and sustained attack on a vulnerable victim.”

Also sentenced today were Wallis’ parents - Karen and Kingsley Wallis - who were found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Karen Wallis, 59, was jailed for 15 months and 55-year-old Kingsley Wallis for 18 months.

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Now they can go on taking taking drugs in jail with their other friends from Nuneaton :roll:
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