Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Newlyn Murder Conviction

news-legal.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:18am 8th March 2012
(Updated 7:18am 8th March 2012)

A man who murdered a Newlyn fisherman is told he has shown a complete lack of remorse.

Brian Harrison has been given a life sentence for an attack on his former friend Neville Dunn.

It happened on New Year's Eve back in 2007, when the 31 year old viciously beat and kicked his friend.

So bad was the attack, his victim never left hospital, dying two years later.

Today the judge at Truro Crown Court told Mr Harrison he had every opportunity to stop but did not, adding that he had enjoyed the discomfort of Mr Dunn's family as they gave evidence.

Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service, Julian Herbert, said, " This new prosecution would not have been possible before the 'Year and a Day rule' was abolished by the Law Reform Act in 1996. This old rule stated that a death was not murder if it occurred more than a year and a day after the act alleged to have caused it. The new law permits a further trial so that, if convicted, sentencing can reflect what happened and the part the defendant played.

"We worked closely with Devon and Cornwall Constabulary to bring this case to trial and it is testament to the hard work of the entire prosecution team that the jury delivered a guilty verdict yesterday. Today's sentencing brings to an end a long and tragic case and I hope it brings some comfort to Mr Dunn's family".

Brian Harrison will serve at least 12 years in prison.

7:18am 8th March 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
david alderson

Two Men In Court Accused Of Murder

It's after David Alderson's body was found at a disused mine

police tape

Man Bailed In Baby Murder Inquiry Found Dead

Police say they are not treating the 20 year old's death as suspicious

Most read
coastguard helicopter

UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

joseph sciascia

WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer

Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married

Top articles

WATCH: West Cornwall Mum Felt 'Sick And Threatened' By Stalker

Cornwall News: It comes as police will get new powers to order suspects to stay away

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Could a fiver featuring Jane Austen be worth thousands of pounds?

National News: People with £5 notes in their pockets are being urged to check them carefully, in case they could fetch thousands of pounds more.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Paloma Faith praises NHS after emergency C-section

Showbiz News: Paloma Faith has praised the NHS after having an emergency caesarean for the birth of her first child.

Pakistan's national airline reveals passenger plane missing with 40 onboard

World News: Pakistan's national carrier revealed it is searching for one of its aircraft on Wednesday.

Airline boss questioned over Chapecoense crash in Colombia

Sports News: The head of the airline whose plane crashed in Colombia, killing 19 members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has been detained by prosecutors for questioning.

Passport photo-checking service tells Asian man to open eyes

Strange News: A New Zealand man had his passport photograph rejected because facial recognition software thought his eyes were closed. 

Newer article

Man Jailed After 140mph Fatal Crash

Cornwall News: Driver sped wrong way down the A30 before head on crash

Older article

Devonport Incinerator Gets Green Light

Cornwall News: The Environment Agency has issued a permit for the Plymouth waste burner

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.