The parents of murdered Somerset woman, Catherine Wells-Burr, are meeting the Justice Minister today to discuss a bid by two of their daughter's killers to serve their sentences in their native Poland.
Rafal Nowak and Anna Lagwinowicz were given jail terms of a minimum of 32 years for killing Catherine in Chard in 2012, but if served in Poland they could be released seven years earlier.
A petition to keep three people convicted of the murder of Catherine Wells Burr in the UK has reached more than two-thousand signatures. Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn have all applied to serve their sentences in Poland, which could see them released earlier.
A Polish factory worker, his lover and her uncle have been jailed for almost 100 years between them for the murder of Catherine Wells-Burr in Somerset.
Her body was found in a burned out car at Ashill in September 2012.
The trio will serve a minimum of 32 years each.
ITV News West Country's Somerset Correspondent David Woodland was in court for the sentencing:
– Jayne Wells-Burr, Catherine's mother
There is a special bond between a mother and daughter. She was my best friend. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye, or 'love you', or to hear her say 'love you mummy'. I will never see her beautiful face again. A parent should be able to say goodbye to her child. This was all all denied by the horrible way she left burning. No parent should suffer the way we have."
– LEANNE WELLS-BURR, CATHERINE'S SISTER
She was not just my sister but she was my best friend and the thought of growing up without her breaks my heart. She was so special to mum, and dad and me. To think we have to try to carry on living without her is so hard. I don't trust anyone. She was so young and had so much to achieve in her life. To know these three people are capable of doing this is sickening, to burn her to the ground and carry on thinking it is ok is so cruel. Catherine did nothing but love him."
– Mrs Justice Sharp, Bristol Crown Court
You murdered a fine young woman with everything to live for for money.
Rafal Nowak, the images of you leading Catherine by the hand the evening before her death buying items for what you knew was her last meal are utterly chilling. Your only emotions have been for yourself.
Anna Lagwinowicz, your conduct has been deceitful, manipulative and cruel. You played your full part in this wicked crime.
So did you Tadevsz Dmytryszyn.
This was a murder with the expectation of gain. There were significant aggravating factors and no mitigation."
The three people convicted of killing Catherine Wells-Burr in Chard in Somerset have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Her former boyfriend Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn will have to spend a minimum of 32 years behind bars.
The three people convicted of killing Catherine Wells-Burr will be sentenced later today.
Her former boyfriend Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn had all denied the murder of the twenty three year old, but a jury decided that they had committed the crime.
It was a huge police effort to convict the three - with more than a thousand statements taken and more than three hundred vehicles traced which had passed the layby on the A358 where Catherine's body was found.
Forensic investigations played a key part in their conviction.
Ian Axton reports: