1982, Given a life sentence for the
murder of 91-year-old Henry Walsh. Dawson stabbed Mr
Walsh up to twelve times with a bread knife. At the
following trial Dawson admitted murder.
2010, Within weeks of being released
he killed again. Stabbing two men to death.
25th July 2010, 66-year-old John
Matthews who lived in the same block of flats as Dawson, was
found stabbed up to eighteen times, in the bath in his flat.
The bath had been filled with water and a large quantity of
bleach. Dawson later told police he had an urge to kill.
30th July 2010, Paul Hancock, also
found in the bath, in the same block of flats, was stabbed
to death 22 times.
Dawson fled after this murder.
later the same day, 30th July, Dawson
arrested in Cumbria, the police having to taser him during
the arrest. Dawson was found with a large quantity of knives
18th July 2011, Dawson admitted two
counts of murder at Nottingham Crown Court.
In sentencing Dawson to a whole life term,
Mrs Justice Dobbs said "life will mean life", This
pots Dawson on the home office list of prisoners serving a
'Whole life Tariff', see list here >>