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Life imprisonment for man responsible for Pembroke murder

|News, Violent crime

A man who murdered an 18-year-old woman in Pembroke has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Swansea Crown Court.

Lewis Haines, 31, met the woman, Lily Sullivan, in a nightclub while she was on a night out in Pembroke.

They left the nightclub together and were seen walking in the direction of an area known as the Mill Pond.

The police received a 999 call informing them that someone was in the water in the Mill Pond. A search of the area led to Lily’s body being recovered near the Mill Bridge.

Michael Cray of the CPS said: “Haines committed a dreadful, callous offence, murdering a young woman who had her whole adult life in front of her.

“The shock of this tragedy will be felt in the community for some time.

“Our thoughts are with Lily’s family and friends as they deal with the tremendous loss they undoubtedly feel.”

At the sentence hearing on 26 August 2022, Haines was given life imprisonment and ordered to serve a minimum of 23 years and 4 months.

Notes to editors

  • Michael Cray is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Lewis Haines (12/9/1990) pleaded guilty to murder
  • Lily Sullivan died on 17 December 2021 aged 18 years.

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