Father and son jailed for Haslingden murder

|News, Violent crime

A father and son have today been jailed for life for murdering a 69-year-old man outside a pub in Haslingden, Lancashire on 25 August 2019.

John Taylor, 57, and his son Daniel Taylor, 30, beat and kicked Barry Tyrie to death outside Trades Club on Regent St, Haslingden.

Barry Tyrie was attacked after intervening in an argument Daniel Taylor was having with his ex-girlfriend. He never regained consciousness and was formally pronounced dead just over an hour later at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Kerry Grieve for the CPS said: "John and Daniel Taylor brutally assaulted a man, who they had known for many years, as he stepped in to protect an innocent woman during an argument. In no time at all a violent scuffle broke out, they turned on Mr Tyrie and in a joint attack they beat him to death as he lay on the floor unable to defend himself.

"The two men showed no remorse for their actions and claimed they were acting in self-defence.  However, we presented a strong case against them at the trial including CCTV, eyewitness and medical evidence, which, after carefully considering, the jury concluded they did in fact murder Mr Tyrie.

"My thoughts are very much with the friends and family of Mr Tyrie at the conclusion of this tragic case."

Notes to editors

  • Kerry Grieve is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West
  • Individual sentences:
    • John Taylor was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 16 years
    • Daniel Taylor was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 15 years

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