Three women convicted for murder have been employed at the same branch of a popular hotel chain.And you thought all you had to worry about was bumping into Lenny Henry!
Linda White, 55, a guest room cleaner, stabbed her ex-partner John Sandilands to death after a row.Sweethearts, I’m sure you’ll agree….
Pat Bulmer, 48, who works as a receptionist, lured her husband Robert to be knifed to death by her lover so she could claim over £30,000 from his life insurance policy.
Julie Richardson, 42, also a cleaner at the hotel, scalded her own father with a red-hot iron before battering him to death with two accomplices.
The trio applied for the jobs at the hotel branch in Piccadilly, York, while serving sentences at Askham Grange Prison as part of a scheme to get offenders into jobs soon after they are released.That’s nice. I bet Travelodge uses it in their advertising, since they are so proud of it.
Oh, wait. It seems they don’t:
Travelodge spokesman Jon Hendry-Pickup defended his company's decision to employ the ladies.I’m sure they have.
He said: 'The workers from the rehabilitation programme are constantly assessed and have proven to be dedicated and hard-working individuals.'
And I’m sure if they weren’t, their managers would have given them a bad job review and imposed disciplinary measures without a second thought, or a nervous glance behind them in the car park after shift close.