29/Jul/2014 - Last News Update: 06:50

Christopher Honnor murder: St Helens man sentenced to life in prison

Category: England

Published: 4th May 2012 20:57:46

A Merseyside man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a father-of-two.

Christopher Honnor, 40, of Prescot, was shot in the chest at a flat on Warrington Road, Prescot, in October.

The judge at Liverpool Crown Court, Mr Justice McCombe, told Christopher Strettle, 44, of St Helens, he must serve a minimum term of 26 years.

His wife, Leslie Strettle, 41, was also sentenced to five years for possessing a rifle.

A post-mortem examination confirmed Mr Honnor died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Earlier, the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict on Strettle of Park Avenue, Eccleston Park.

Mr Honnor, a trained mechanic, was the father of two daughters, Katie and Leah.

His family described him as a devoted, loving and caring father and brother who lived life to the full and enjoyed socialising.

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2012. Christopher Honnor murder: St Helens man sentenced to life in prison [Online] (Updated 4th May 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1426680/Christopher-Honnor-murder-St-Helens-man-sentenced-to-life-in-prison [Accessed 29th Jul 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal to bide time over new faces

    Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite being forced to employ a wing-back system in his opening games as Manchester United boss.
  • Man charged after Peterhead nightclub incident

    A 29-year-old man has been charged after an incident outside a Peterhead nightclub.
  • Lord Coe 'will not run' for job as BBC Trust chairman

    Lord Coe has indicated that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
  • South Korea conscripts die in apparent suicides

    Two South Korean conscripts died in apparent suicides on Sunday, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot five members of his unit.
  • China regulators visit Microsoft offices

    Microsoft has confirmed that officials from China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce - the body responsible for enforcing business laws - have visited some of its offices.