By Helen Gavaghan, Bradford Crown Court, UK. 7th October, 2019.
In a little under two hours a jury at Bradford Crown Court this afternoon found Mr Nicholas J Gill (21) guilty of the murder of Mr Paul Bell (58). The crime took place late evening in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire on 30th September, 2018. Mr Bell died 54 days after sustaining serious injuries. The guilty verdict was reached despite Mr Bell having said during a short period of lucidity that his injuries resulted from a fall rather than being consequential of assault by Mr Gill. The Court heard compelling forensic evidence that, in fact, Mr Bell was the victim of serious assault, resulting in widespread injuries, including of the brain, which led to death.
*Published first online at 17.00, on 7th October, 2019. On this occasion when the item is published in
Science, People & Politics the names of the defendant and victim will NOT be removed. Helen Gavaghan, Editor. 17th October, 2019.