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Brothers jailed for murder of Birkenhead woman

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Two brother who were found guilty of murdering a woman in Birkenhead have been jailed.

Nicholas Curtis, 32, was sentenced to 18 years in prison along with his brother Stuart Curtis, 31, who was sentenced to 16 years.

Stuart Curtis, 31, sentenced to 16 years in prison. Credit: Merseyside Police

Glenda Jackson, 44, was found with multiple stab wounds in the communal hallway of her home in Greyson Mews on the morning of Sunday, 30 September. Ms Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both brothers denied murder but were convicted following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

Nicholas Curtis, 32, sentenced to 18 years in prison Credit: Merseyside Police

Ms Jackson sustained multiple stab wounds as a result of the attack, which occurred following an earlier confrontation with a group including the Curtis brothers, during which she was assaulted and subjected to verbal homophobic abuse.

Nicholas and Stuart Curtis continued to deny murdering Ms Jackson, despite compelling forensic evidence, meaning her family and friends were forced to go to court and endure a trial.

I hope the convictions bring some closure to Glenda’s family and allow them to move forward, but also send out a clear message that violence such a this is not tolerated by Merseyside Police, nor the communities we serve.

We will continue to work tirelessly to eradicate the use of knives on our streets and bring to justice anyone who think this type of behaviour towards other human beings is acceptable."

– Detective Chief Inspector, Richie Jones