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Dukinfield man, 49, sentenced to hospital order for killing his girlfriend

A Dukinfield man has been sentenced to a hospital and restriction order following the death of a woman in Tameside in 2022.

Today, Wednesday 15 November 2023, Daniel Mitchell, 49, of Winchester Road, Dukinfield, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court for the manslaughter of Alexis Karran.

On Sunday 6 November 2022 at around 9:15am, officers were called out and told by a man that he had killed his girlfriend at their home in Dukinfield.

Emergency services attended the scene, and discovered a woman unconscious with severe head injuries. The woman was transported to Salford Royal hospital where she sadly died.

The woman was later confirmed to be 49-year-old Alexis Karran.

A 48-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. The man underwent a mental health assessment and was detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

In March 2023 Mitchell was deemed fit to be interviewed. He was subsequently charged with Alexis' Murder.

On Tuesday 24 October 2023, Mitchell appeared at Manchester Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. 

In a tribute dedicated to Alexis, her loved ones said: "Alexis was a very caring person; she showed kindness to all she met - to all friends and strangers.

"She was always and will be the best role model for how to live life, that her brother constantly aspired to match. She is forever in our hearts; we will always be waiting to say hello.”

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe, of GMP’s Major Incident Support Unit, said: "My heartfelt condolences go out to Alexis' family and her loved ones. No family, parent, sibling, or friend should ever have to experience the devastating pain of losing a loved one in such an horrific attack.

"Throughout this challenging journey, our dedicated officers have provided support to Alexis' family. Our collective thoughts are with them as they continue to grapple with this profound grief.”

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