Parents of murdered nurse speak out about her ex's violence

Jane Clough, who was murdered by her violent ex-partner
Jane Clough, who was murdered by her violent ex-partner Photo: ITV Granada

The parents of a nurse from Blackpool who was killed by her violent ex have released photos of their daughter after he first assaulted her.

Jonathan Vass stabbed Jane Clough to death in a frenzied attack outside Blackpool Victoria hospital in July 2010.

Ever since her death, her parents John and Penny have campaigned to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

They have released photos of Jane after she was assaulted by Vass as part of a documentary on TV tonight.

John and Penny Clough outside Preston Crown Court after Vass was sentenced back in 2010.
John and Penny Clough outside Preston Crown Court after Vass was sentenced back in 2010. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In the programme, the couple were also interviewed about the events leading up to Jane's death, and their campaign, Justice for Jane.

Earlier this year, they took that campaign to number 10.

When Vass murdered Jane, he was on bail accused of nine counts of raping her.

He was later jailed for a minimum of 30 years for her murder.

Her parents wanted the law to be changed so the prosecution could challenge a judge who bailed a defender.

Back in February, they received a standing ovation in the House of Commons when the amendment was passed.

The documentary, Britain's Darkest Taboos: Murdered for Reporting Rape, is on C&I Network Sky 553/555 or Virgin 237