A pregnant woman whose partner was killed by a crossbow maniac has told how she pulled a bloody bolt from her neck after she was shot. Laura Sugden, then 22, played dead when Tony Lawrence murdered Shane Gilmer after breaking into their semi-detached home through a shared loft.
Pregnant mother, 22, played dead to survive after being shot in the head with a crossbow by neighbour who murdered her boyfriend after lying in wait in their daughter's bedroom as they returned from date night, inquest hears
broke into home of Laura Sugden and Shane Gilmer in 2018 He fatally wounded Mr Gilmer and shot Ms Sugden in the head with crossbow Lawrence was found dead days later and inquest recorded conclusion of suicide A pregnant woman played dead after being shot with a crossbow by a neighbour who murdered her boyfriend after lying in wait in their daughter's bedroom, an inquest heard.
A PREGNANT woman whose partner was murdered by a crazed bowman has revealed she only survived because the killer left her for dead. Laura Sugden, then aged 22, found herself in a life-or-death struggle with Tony Lawrence as her lover Shane Gilmer lay dying beside her. Butcher's son and former Territorial Army squaddie Lawrence, 55, who owned a number of crossbows, had broken into the couple's home through the loft.
Yorkshire mothers join forces to fight for changes in the law around weapons after tragic deaths of child and partner
Two Yorkshire mothers united in grief have joined forces to fight for changes in the law surrounding the sales and licensing of weapons following the tragic deaths of a child and partner. Laura Sugden's partner Shane Gilmer was killed with a crossbow by their neighbour, while Jenny Dees' six-year-old son Stanley Metcalf was killed with an air rifle by his great grandfather.
EXCLUSIVE: Laura Sudgen lost her partner while Jenny Dees lost her son due to attacks with dangerous weapons and are fighting together to prevent the same happening to others Theirs is a friendship born out of tragedy but the bond between Jenny Dees and Laura Sugden is unbreakable. For they both carry the pain of almost unimaginable loss.
A woman whose partner was murdered with a crossbow is urging people to support her campaign for strict restrictions on the sale and ownership of the weapon.Shane Gilmer, 30, died after his next-door neighbour Anthony Lawrence, 55, broke into his home in Southburn, East Yorkshire, and shot him with a crossbow bolt that passed through his right arm and damaged his liver, kidney and spine.
A coroner has called on the government to introduce stricter laws on crossbow ownership after a man used one to murder his next-door neighbour in East Yorkshire and shoot a pregnant woman in the head.Anthony Lawrence, 55, shot Shane Gilmer, 30, and his partner Laura Sugden at their home in Southburn, near Driffield, in January 2018.
It comes after a jury concluded last month that the killing of Shane was unlawful A prevention of future deaths report has been released following the inquest into the tragic death of Shane Gilmer, who was killed using a crossbow.On its website, Ison Harrison Solicitors said its specialist Inquest solicitor, Gemma Vine, had received a copy of the report on Friday from the coroner at the Shane Gilmer inquest.
Laura Sugden and Jenny Dees are campaigning following two tragic incidents involving weapons bought over the counter A pair of mums from East Yorkshire met to discuss their fight for changes in the law surrounding the sales of weapons in the UK.Laura Sugden's partner Shane Gilmer was killed with a crossbow by their neighbour and Jenny Dees' son was killed with an air rifle by his great grandfather.
Two women from East Yorkshire, who are fighting for changes in the law surrounding the sales of non-offensive weapons, met for the first time today.Laura Sugden's partner Shane Gilmer was killed with a crossbow by their neighbour, whilst Jenny Dees' son was killed with an air rifle by his great grandfather.
Heartbroken mum Laura Sugden spoke of the murder which had taken her partner Shane Gilmer's life Holly Willoughby became emotional on Tuesday's This Morning as she spoke to Laura Sugden who has her life turned upside down by a recluse neighbour.The mum was described as 'brave' by the ITV presenter after appearing on the show to share her heartbreaking story.
A woman from East Yorkshire who watched her partner be shot dead with what she describes as a "lethal and medieval weapon" is calling for a major review of laws surrounding crossbows.Laura Sugden and Shane Gilmer were attacked by their neighbour, Anthony Lawrence, in January 2018 when he broke into their home via the loft and shot them both with a crossbow.
This Morning guest in tears as she admits wishing she’d killed neighbour who murdered her partner with a crossbow
A HEARTBROKEN mum broke down in tears as she admitted wishing she'd killed the neighbour who murdered her partner with a crossbow.Appearing on This Morning today, Laura Sugden - who was five months pregnant at the time - bravely told her story about the horrific attack that cost her unborn child's dad his life.
A HEARTBROKEN mum broke down in tears as she admitted wishing she’d killed the neighbour who murdered her partner with a crossbow.Appearing on This Morning today, Laura Sugden – who was five months pregnant at the time – bravely told her story about the horrific attack that cost her unborn child’s dad his life.
Mother who was shot in the head by crossbow maniac who killed her boyfriend when she was five months pregnant says giving birth to her daughter 'healed her heart'
A mother has shared how the birth of her daughter 'healed her heart' after a deranged neighbour shot her in the head with a crossbow and killed her partner.Crossbow killer broke into the home of Laura Sugden and her boyfriend in Southburn, East Yorkshire, in 2018.
Brave Shane Gilmer, 30, told his partner Laura Sugden to leave their home in Southburn, East Yorks, to protect the daughter he would never get to meet after Anthony Lawrence fatally shot him with a crossbow A dying dad told his pregnant girlfriend to leave him behind after he was fatally shot with a crossbow.
Anthony Lawrence waited for neighbours Shane Gilmer and Laura Sugden to return home from a date before pouncing in Southburn, East Yorkshire A creepy killer made a secret loft passage to sneak into his neighbours' house before he lay in wait and attacked them with a crossbow. Anthony Lawrence, 55, made just enough room to get from his house into the home of Shane Gilmer, 30, and his partner Laura Sugden. After the couple returned from a date at a restaurant, Lawrence emerged from Laura's daughter's darkened
Crossbow maniac Anthony Lawrence lay in wait for Shane Gilmer and Laura Sugden before horrific killing This is the terrifying secret loft passage a deranged killer made to sneak into his neighbours' house before lying in wait and attacking them with a crossbow. Dismantling it brick by brick, creepy Anthony Lawrence made enough room to get from his house into the home of Laura Sugden and her partner Shane Gilmer. Returning from a date night with Shane, pregnant Laura noticed a mark on the carpet where Lawrence
Laura Sugden lost her partner, Shane Gilmer, 30, who was fatally wounded with a crossbow at their home in Southburn, near Driffield, in East Yorkshire. Photograph: Dave Higgens/PA A woman who survived a terrifying crossbow attack in which her partner was killed has called for legislation governing these “lethal, medieval weapons” to be brought into line with firearms laws. Laura Sugden was 20 weeks pregnant when her neighbour, Anthony Lawrence, attacked her and her partner, Shane Gilmer, after he suspected
His partner Laura Sugden who survived the ordeal has launched a campaign Laura Sugden has paid tribute to her "loving partner" Shane Gilmer after a jury concluded that he was killed unlawfully. Shane was killed by his neighbour Anthony Lawrence at his home in Southburn, near Driffield, on January 12, 2018. A five-day inquest at Hull Coroners Court heard how Lawrence had crept into the couple's home through an adjoining loft after removing bricks. He lay in wait as Shane and Laura were out and attacked when they