Wife of Warsop murder victim cleared of murder

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Two people will continue to serve life sentences after being convicted of the murder of a Market Warsop man for a second time.

Following a retrial held at Nottingham Crown Court, Stephen David Shreeves and Kelvin Scott Dale were found guilty of the murder of Clifford Collinge.

Kelvin Dale (left) and Stephen Shreeves

Kelvin Dale (left) and Stephen Shreeves

Mr Collinge’s wife Charlotte Emma Victoria Collinge was acquitted of the murder.

The trio were convicted in July 2012 following the death of 61-year-old Mr Collinge in October 2011.

The case was brought to a retrial in June 2015 after fresh evidence from two Warsop women.

The former newsagent sustained 46 injuries to his head, ribs and chest from blows from a sash clamp and guitar. A friend, who was with him at the time of the attack, was left with concussion and various cuts and bruises.

The court heard how Shreeves, aged 43, of Laurel Avenue, Church Warsop, and Dale, aged 30, of Forest Road, Market Warsop, went to the Collinge home and and carried out the murder after a night out at a local pub.

Shreeves and Dale were found guilty of murder. They were also sentenced to life in prison, both for a minimum of 16 years each.

Detective Superintendent Kate Meynell, who led the investigation, said: “This has been a very complex case and my officers have been driven to deliver justice for Cliff’s family.

“Our evidence was presented to the Crown Prosecution Service and the convictions of Dale and Shreeves and the not guilty verdicts against Charlotte Collinge bring an end to this investigation.

“Our thoughts, as always, are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time.”