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Murderer drops appeal against Wells-Burr conviction

Tadevsz Dymitryszyn

One of three people jailed for life the murder of a woman in Somerset has dropped his appeal against conviction and sentence.

Catherine Wells-Burr was killed at the home in Chard that she shared with boyfriend Rafal Novak. He was convicted of Catherine's murder last year along with his secret lover Anna Lagwinowicz. Today the Appeal Court said her uncle Tadevsz Dymitryszyn had abandoned his challenge against conviction for his part in disposing of Catherine's body.

Catherine Wells-Burr's parents to meet Justice Minister

Two of Catherine Wells-Burr's killers want to serve their sentences in their native Poland. Credit: ITV West Country

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.

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Catherine Wells-Burr's mother at Victim Support anniversary

Jane Wells-Burr (right) after the trial of her daughter's killers. Credit: PA

The mother of murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr will be at an event in Bristol to mark the 40th anniversary of Victim Support. Since Catherine was murdered in Somerset in 2012, her parents have supported families in similar situations and campaigned for victims' rights.

Jayne Wells-Burr will be among staff and volunteers at a reception held by the Lord Mayor to celebrate the work of the charity, which was founded in Bristol in 1974.

Petition to keep convicted murderers in UK reaches 2000

Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn have all applied to serve their sentences in Poland Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

Full report: family of Catherine Wells-Burr launch charity

The family of a woman who was murdered are setting up a charity to help people who've gone through similar tragedies. Catherine Wells Burr was just 23 when her body was found in a burning car in Ashill last year.

Her boyfriend along with two other Polish nationals were convicted of her murder in June. Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland reports.

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Wells-Burrs launch charity for tragedy-hit families

The family of Somerset murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr is setting up a charity to help people who find themselves in similar circumstances to them.

Catherine's parents and sister, who live in Chard, say they are determined to help other families who need financial aid after suffering tragedy.

23-year-old Catherine's body was found in a burning car in Ashill last year. Her boyfriend along with two other Polish nationals were convicted of her murder in June.

Report from court on trio jailed for life

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:

'No parent should suffer the way we have' - 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."

– Jayne Wells-Burr, Catherine's mother

Sister left 'heartbroken' by 'sickening and cruel' murder

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."

– LEANNE WELLS-BURR, CATHERINE'S SISTER
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