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Fenland serial killer Dennehy's claim for compensation in High Court

Joanna Dennehy. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A judge will decide later if Fenland serial killer Joanna Dennehy can claim damages for having her human rights violated.

The 33-year-old was given a whole-life term last year for murdering three men in and around Peterborough.

She claims she should be compensated for being "unfairly and unlawfully" held in segregation in prison when she was awaiting trial, leaving her "tearful and upset".

Government lawyers admitted the two-year segregation period was technically unlawful because it was not properly authorised by former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

But they insist it was justified because of the escape risk she posed - after discovering a written "credible plan" in her cell to get her and two other prisoners out of jail.

Triple killer to be sentenced at Old Bailey

Joanna Dennehy

Triple murderer Joanna Dennehy is due to be sentenced later today.

Dennehy, who is 31 and from Orton Goldhay Peterborough, murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee, and John Chapman, 56, over a 10-day period last March.

Dennehy, seen here in these CCTV pictures, be sentenced at the Old Bailey. Three of her accomplices are also due to be sentenced at the same hearing.

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Dennehy appears in the dock for the first time

The triple killer Joanna Dennehy appeared in court at Cambridge today as legal proceedings to sentence her began. For the past three weeks her crimes have taken centre stage as her accomplices were tried for helping her.

But today was the first time the woman at the heart of the case - a woman who police said murdered for fun - had appeared in the dock. Elodie Harper was in court and sent this report from our Cambridge office.

Jury sent home for another night in ditch deaths trial

Joanna Dennehy. Credit: Joanna Dennehy.

The jury has been sent home for another night in the trial of two men accused of helping serial killer Joanna Dennehy.

Deliberations will now go into a third day at Cambridge Crown Court.

Gary Stretch, 47, of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay Peterborough, denies three charges of preventing a lawful burial and two counts of attempted murder.

Leslie Layton, of Bilfield, Orton Goldhay, denies perverting the course of justice and two counts of preventing the lawful burial of two men.

Jury sent home in ditch deaths trial

The jury has been sent home in the trial of two men accused of helping serial killer Joanna Dennehy.

It means deliberations at Cambridge Crown Court will go into a second day.

Gary Stretch, 47, of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay Peterborough, denies three charges of preventing a lawful burial and two counts of attempted murder.

Leslie Layton, of Bilfield, Orton Goldhay, denies perverting the course of justice and two counts of preventing the lawful burial of two men.

The bodies of Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee, and John Chapman were found dumped in ditches in the Fens last year.

Jury begins deliberations in trial of men accused of helping serial killer

Joanna Dennehy.

The jury in the trial of two men accused of helping serial killer Joanna Dennehy has begun its deliberations.

Gary Stretch and Leslie Layton deny all the charges against them and claim they were acting under duress.

The bodies of Dennehy's victims - Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee, and John Chapman - were found dumped in ditches in the Fens last year.

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Deliberations expected in Dennehy duo's trial

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy.

The jury in the trial of two men accused of helping serial killer Joanna Dennehy is expected to begin its deliberations today.

Gary Stretch, whose real name is Gary Richards, and Leslie Layton deny all the charges against them and claim they were acting under duress.

The bodies of Dennehy's victims - Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee, and John Chapman - were found dumped in ditches in the Fens last year.

Court hears how Joanne Dennehy poses while on run

Joanne Dennehy Credit: South West News Service

A court's seen a series of pictures taken of serial killer Joanne Dennehy who admitted stabbing 3 men and dumping their bodies around Peterborough.

Cambridge Crown Court heard how the pictures were taken while Dennehy was on the run.

Two men are on trial accused of conspiring with the 31 year old.

47-year old Gary Stretch and 37-year old Leslie Layton deny helping her dispose of the bodies and covering up her crimes.

The bodies of 48-year old Kevin Lee, 31-year old Lukasz Slaboszewski and 56-year old John Chapman were discovered in fields outside Peterborough in spring last year.

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