1984, Irene Hudson, who had the mental age of 13, spent
the evening at the Mississippi nightclub in Shipley with
boyfriend Stephen Ayre. When they left, they headed for a
field to have sex, as they started to mess around she pushed
him, and laughed, he lost his footing and fell over,
He did not see
the funny side, and finding an iron bar close by he battered
her around the head at least 20 times.
He was covered
in blood, so took off his shirt to wipe his face, leaving
the blood stained shirt at the scene, he ran off home. Later
witnesses would report seeing Ayre running through the town
discovered on a bridal path the next day, battered to death
near Shipley railway station.
With overwhelming evidence against him, Ayre pleaded guilty.
Ayre sentenced to life, with a minimum 13 years,.
After 4 previous release requests were refused, Ayre was
Released on life licence.
Ayre lured a 10
year old boy to his flat where he threatened the boy with a
knife, and then raped him.
26th April 2006,Ayre admits 2 rapes and child abduction.
The judge said,
"You are extremely dangerous and a particular risk to
children and young people and other vulnerable people of
"I have no doubt there is a high risk you will commit other
serious and violent offences if you were free to do so."
Ayre is given a
'Whole Life Tariff', meaning her will never be released.
that put him on
the Home Office List of the countries most dangerous
prisoners. See list
2010, the Court of Appeal quashed the 'Whole Life
Tariff' imposed by the judge at the 2006 trial for rape.
The Lord Chief
Justice conceded that the whole life term in Mr Ayre’s
sentence was manifestly excessive. It was held that
Mr Ayre’s whole life tariff would be replaced with a 10 year