Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Paul Chadwick sentenced for Bolton-le-Sands manslaughter

Lisa Clay and Joseph Chadwick
A man has today (Wednesday 30th October) been sentenced after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of his partner and son on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Paul Chadwick, 34, of Lowlands Road in Bolton-le-Sands, admitted killing his partner Lisa Clay, 40, and 6 year old son Joseph Chadwick at the family home on April 9th 2013 when he appeared at Preston Crown Court last month.

Today he has been sentenced to a hospital order under section 37 under the Mental Health Act 1983. He is also subject to a restriction order under section 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Police attended Lowlands Road following a call from a family member who had been trying to get hold of the Chadwicks. Once inside the house they found the body of Joseph in his bedroom, and Lisa in the hallway. Paul Chadwick was also inside the house and had received a number of self-inflicted injuries for which he required hospital treatment.

“This was an absolutely tragic case involving the death of a woman and a young child in horrific circumstances," commenetd Detective Superintendent Paul Withers from the Force Major Investigation Team.

"While we will probably never know exactly why Paul Chadwick did what he did I am satisfied with today’s sentence and pleased the family were spared the ordeal of a trial.

“Our thoughts remain with those affected by this most appalling case.”

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