To be honest, when I came across this I was quite saddened, a bit like the murder tours in Llandudno a few years ago that went to the site on the corner of Romania Drive, see below, which was the spot that the poor child was murdered.Above the corner of Romania drive where the crime took place.
The sad thing here is that people make money off crime and charge a fee to read the story. Historical Crimes from 50 years ago are fine, but what does this do when family members still grieving find these sorts of sites. Maybe I am wrong, what do you think?
SOPHIE HOOK, WAS MURDERED ON JULY 30, 1995, IN LLANDUDNO, NORTH WALES, U.K.
Sophie Louise Hook was murdered at the age of 7 years in Llandudno, Wales in the early hours of 30 July 1995. She was from Great Budworth, near Northwich, Cheshire, but was staying at the home of her uncle, Danny Jones at the Welsh seaside resort, when she was snatched.
She had gone missing from a tent where she was camping in her uncle's garden, and her body was found washed up on a nearby beach several hours later.
A local man was arrested for the murder soon afterward and sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty in July 1996.
Following his trial, it was revealed that the man had been linked to multiple sex attacks against children but police had been unable to prosecute either because of a lack of evidence or because the victims' parents had wanted to spare their children further ordeal in court.
He himself had a troubled background including allegations of abuse at the Bryn Estyn children's home in Wrexham during the 1980s, the site of a major pedophile ring.
The story is a shocking tale of childhood innocence snatched by an evil pedophile, obsessed with kidnapping and having sex with young girls.
A man who was unable to resist his perversions and took Sophie’s life in the most horrible of circumstances and where even the coroner said it looked like she had been involved in a car accident given the seriousness of her injuries, many of which occurred whilst she was still alive and fighting for life.
During the attack, she had been in so much pain that she left teeth marks on both sides of her tongue and inside her lower lip. For the Hook and Jones family, a birthday party turned sour and a night that they would never have even thought of in their darkest hour.
Julie Hook, Sophie’s mother said, “I protected my children so much.
They were not allowed to cross the road on their own. We both feel very, very sorry that the one time she needed us most we were simply not there for her.
That feeling will never go away.”
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