Comment Re: Failed Appeal Of Colin Norris

Linda Smith Of Irwin Mitchell Comments

21.12.2009

Linda Smith, an associate solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, which represented the families of two of Norris's victims, said: "The families are extremely relieved that the conviction has been upheld.

“The appeal was a very distressing development in this long-running case which has been hugely traumatic for the families involved. They have welcomed the decision announced today and are pleased it was given before Christmas, which is an emotional and family-orientated time.

"In the case of Doris Ludlam, her devastated widower is now in a nursing home and the case being dragged through the courts again is something he and the family could well do without.

"They were robbed of their mother and wife by a callous killing and ever since, have been trying to rebuild their lives and move on as best they can.”