Man jailed for murder of girlfriend in Telford

|News, Violent crime

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of more than 11 years for stabbing his girlfriend to death at their home in Telford.

Paul Beddoes, 45, murdered Lynn McNally, 46, on 21 February this year after taking illegal drugs.

Ms McNally was found with multiple stab wounds by a neighbour after Beddoes confessed to him that he had murdered his partner.

He initially denied murder and was due to stand trial at Stafford Crown Court, however, on 14 August Beddoes changed his plea to guilty.  

He was sentenced to imprisonment and told he would serve a minimum of 11 years and 68 days.

Georgina Davies, from the CPS, said:

“Paul Beddoes murdered Lynn McNally after taking illegal drugs.

“Beddoes initially denied murdering Ms McNally but in the face of the evidence compiled by the CPS and police he ultimately pleaded guilty and will now have to face the consequences.

“Our thoughts are today with the family and friends of McNally.” 

Notes to editors

  • Georgina Davies is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS West Midlands
  • Paul Beddoes (11.05.73) was charged and pleaded guilty to one count of murder


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