Samantha Laney, 19, had asked for assistance so she could collect her belongings from the flat she used to share with her partner Thomas Dalton.
Her killer had already been spoken to by police for smashing up their home and he had previously threatened to 'slice her open' if she went to the property.
But when Samantha rang officers for a police escort, she was told there were not enough police officers available.So she went to the flat, he was lying in wait, and he stabbed her. All because the police failed to escort her, right?
Wrong. He didn't stab her at the flat!
Shortly afterwards, Dalton, 19, armed himself with a kitchen knife and cycled over to the home of Samantha’s father in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
He laid in wait for her outside for 45 minutes and when she arrived back, he burst in and stabbed Samantha in the back.Sorry, but how the hell is this the fault of the police? Were they supposed to mount a 24-hr guard over her? Should they do that for every 'childhood sweetheart' couple who have a row and make threats over FaceAche..?