Man detained for killing mother-of-one

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Victim strangled in front of young son

A MAN who murdered his landlord’s girlfriend has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.

37-year-old Imtiaz Imran Ahmed attacked Jeanette Hullah at her home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, in December 2006, in front of her 18-month-old son Humza.

Ms Hullah was stabbed in the back, had her throat slashed and strangled with a ligature during the frenzied attack.

Ahmed, was deemed unfit to plead to a charge of murder but a jury decided he had strangled Ms Hullah at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court.

The court was told Ahmed, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, was a lodger at the house in Galsworthy Avenue when he attacked Ms Hullah.

Ahmed had been asked to leave the house by Ms Hullah’s partner Muhammed Farhan Akhter after falling behind on the rent. His behaviour had also caused alarm after Ms Hullah complained that he had started following her around the house and to the shops.

On the day Ms Hullah died she had called her partner telling him Ahmed had refused to leave the house.

When he arrived at the house he found the body of Ms Hullah.

Ahmed had used at least one ligature to strangle her, slashed at her throat with a knife and stabbed her in the back.

Ms Hullah’s partner, Muhammed Farhan Akhter, has been left devastated by her death.

In a Victim Impact Statement handed to the court, he said: “I miss everything about Jay. We used to spend every moment we could together.

“I really miss her on her birthday and my son Humza’s birthday. All special occasions now have something missing from them.

“I miss her every single day. I keep her clothes and a picture of her by my bed along with pictures of Humza. Not having Jay has made me so much more reliant on other people. I only ever saw my future with her.

“Jay did and still does mean everything to me.”

Speaking after the court case, Detective Sergeant Kay Dennison, of Grey Mare Lane CID said: “This is a really tragic case and Jeanette’s partner, son and her family who live in Newcastle-upon-Tyne are struggling to come to terms with the death of Jeanette.”

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