Man and a woman jailed for life after murder in Keighley

Leslie Walker and Angela Thornton were sentenced for the murder of George Dore, which happened in April of this year.

A man and a woman who killed a man in an unprovoked attack in Keighley have been jailed for life.

Today (29 October) at Bradford Crown Court, Leslie Walker and Angela Thornton were sentenced for the murder of George Dore, which happened in April of this year. Both were convicted earlier this month following a trial. 

Walker, 46, of Nightingale Street, Keighley, was given a minimum term of 22 years. 

Thornton, 48, also of Nightingale Street in Keighley, was jailed for 19 and a half years. 

Mr Dore, who was 49, was found with a serious injury when police were called to a property in Fell Lane, Keighley on 8 April. He was taken to hospital but sadly passed away a short time later. 

George’s partner, Michaela Roberts, said:

“It’s easy to say ‘life for a life’ when somebody you love, trusted and respected is mindlessly and meaninglessly murdered, but instead you end up feeling all kinds of emotions during your grief. 

“George died for the simple fact he didn’t like somebody and his personality was such that he couldn’t pretend to; yet he was never rude."

Michaela also thanked the emergency and medical services for their help and support.