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Released murderer is jailed again for making death threats

PUBLISHED: 16:57 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:45 12 August 2010

A MURDERER who killed his wife has been jailed again after making death threats to his new partner s son-in-law.

A MURDERER who killed his wife has been jailed again after making death threats to his new partner's son-in-law.

Patrick Lynch, 56, from Bromley, was caged for another five years after leaving phone messages threatening to stab church caretaker Martin Bailey and his wife who were living with his estranged wife.

The killer, formerly of Whittington Road, Tilgate, near Crawley, was jailed for life in 1993 after strangling his third wife, and was released after 10 years.

Sentencing at Guildford Crown Court last Tuesday, Judge Christopher Critchlow said: "These calls were thoroughly unpleasant."

One said: "I'll kill you. I'm going to knife you and your wife." Another warned: "I'll batter you until there's no tomorrow."

Lynch denied making a threat to kill on October 10 last year but was found guilty last month.

Mr Bailey told jurors that he was shocked when he listened to the threats as he had just learned of Lynch's murder conviction. He said: "I thought he really meant what he was saying. It left me really shaken. The messages were vile and disgusting."

Lynch's marriage to his wife Brenda had gone wrong and that she went to stay with her daughter Belinda and Mr Bailey. He then bombarded them with harassing messages.

Mr Bailey knew he had spent time in jail. He said: "I had my suspicions he might be on licence. Every week he'd return to Bromley on a specific day.


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