Sentenced to 11 years in prison, in Spain, for the
murder of a friend who he stabbed 14 times while under
the influence of drink and drugs.
He was deported back to the UK.
2009, released from prison under the care of Surrey
2010, Baxendale threatened to kill a woman who he
had met while attending Probation and had stopped
returning his calls.
2010, 38 year old, Sarah Thomas met David Baxendale at a friendís
flat in Redhill, the pair caught a taxi back to her flat,
in High Street, Nutfield village,
at around 5pm. Baxendale attacked Sarah stabbing
her several times, the fatal stabbing went straight
through her neck.
boyfriend, tried to call her as he was concerned for her
safety but by the time he got to the flat he found her
lying on the living room floor covered in blood. He
called the emergency services, but paramedics were
unable to revive her, she died at the scene.
reported seeing Baxendale running from the flats.
A knife, which
was found to have both Baxendaleís and Miss Thomasí
blood on it, was later discovered, while a plastic bag
containing his blood-stained jacket was found under a
bench in a garden.
through fields before eventually catching a taxi to
Walton-on-the-Hill where his mother lived.
A bag, hidden
in a hedge in a nearby street, was found containing a
t-shirt and jeans with Baxendales' DNA on them and a
pair of trainers stained with Sarah Thomasí blood.
Over the next
few weeks he made his way to Portsmouth, then using his
brothers passport he sailed to France, eventually
reaching Fuengirola near Marbella in Spain
2010, A member of the public recognised him and
reported the sighting to police. Spanish police arrested
him, and notified British police, who flew over to
accompany him back to the UK.
2011, At Guildford
Crown Court he was given a 'Whole life' tariff, which
means he will stay in prison for the rest of his life.
This puts him
on a Home Office list of prisoners never to be released,
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January 2012, Baxendale looses an appeal to the high
court against his trial, sentence, and conviction.
Gross, with Mr Justice Keith and Mr Justice Underhill,
said;- "none of Baxendale's complaints about his
trial made the conviction unsafe".
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