Simon Holdsworth killing: Shaun Wainwright guilty of murder

23/06/2015

Shaun Wainwright has today been found guilty of the murder of his colleague, fellow Sheffield factory worker Simon Holdsworth on 16 December 2013.

Mark Marriott, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said: "This was a brutal crime which has devastated Simon's family.

"In the run-up to Christmas 2013, Simon was working overtime to buy Christmas presents for his fiancé and step-son and to save up for his wedding and honeymoon.

"Shaun Wainwright denied them that future by viciously attacking Simon with a bar or bat, and severely fracturing his skull. In the meantime, the defendant pawned a gold necklace he had stolen from Simon, and went on to lie repeatedly to the police about his whereabouts that night. He is now facing many years behind bars for his crime. I hope that  today's verdict gives some comfort to Simon's family and friends. Our thoughts remain with them."