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  1. #1
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    UK - Samantha Sykes, 18, & Kim Frank, 17, murdered, West Yorkshire, 10 March 2012

    A rare-ish thing in England - a double homicide, two teen girls dead after an apparent row at a flat in West Yorkshire. Not so rare in England: a knife or knives, the instruments of death - both girls were stabbed.

    DETECTIVES hunting the killers of a teenage girl and her best friend were last night questioning two men and a woman arrested 260 miles from the scene.

    Police found the bodies of two girls – named by neighbours as Kim Frank, 17, and Samantha Sykes, 19 – after breaking into Kim’s flat in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on Saturday morning.

    In Kent, hundreds of miles away, police were tipped off by one of three people who had travelled south to Dover.
    more, with a picture of the teens, at link above
    A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said on Sunday evening: "A post-mortem carried out this evening has revealed that they died as the result of stab wounds." Sky News
    Party flat murders: Teenage girls found dead after tip-off from 250 miles away (mirror.co.uk)
    It is believed Kim’s sister Elisa, 19, called officers from an address in Dover, Kent.

    One of the two teenagers found murdered had only recently moved into her own place after a lifetime in care.

    Kim was described by friends as quiet but neighbours said the home where she died alongside Samantha had become notorious for parties and loud music.

    One added: “Kim was a nice, quiet girl really but the problem was she was easily led, she quite often got herself involved with the wrong crowd.”
    more at link above
    Miss Sykes lived with her parents and younger brother, Ben, in a more affluent area of the town.

    Her parents, Eric and Julie, were yesterday too upset to speak. Forensic officers were continuing to search the property last night for clues to what happened. Daily Mail
    Last edited by wfgodot; 03-12-2012 at 01:12 AM.

  2. #2
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    From November 2012:


    A man who forced his ex-girlfriend to watch him murder her sister and her friend after she refused to take him back has been jailed for life.

    Ahmad Otak, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, stabbed 17-year-old Kimberley Frank and Samantha Sykes, 18, in March in West Yorkshire. He then abducted his ex partner, 19-year-old Elisa Frank, and drove to Dover in a bid to flee the country.

    Otak was jailed for a minimum of 34 years at Leeds Crown Court.

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