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Murdered mother identified only by dental records

Jacqueline Bartlam could be identified only by dental records, after her body was recovered from the blaze on April 25 last year.

The court heard how her son, Daniel Bartlam, had been inspired to carry out the killing by a plot in Coronation Street, where one of the characters John Stape, had killed a woman with a hammer.

Bartlam had claimed the killing was not murder because he had lost self-control.


Boy jailed after murder 'inspired by Coronation Street plot'

A 15-year-old boy has been detained for 16 years for killing his mother with a hammer after being inspired by a plot from Coronation Street.

Daniel Bartlam killed his mother Jacqueline in a hammer attack at their home before burning her body.

Today the judge at Nottingham Crown Court lifted reporting restrictions allowing the media to name the teenager, who the court heard had been inspired to carry out the murder by a plot in ITV soap Coronation Street.