115 Years For Grimsby Body Part Murderers
Four men have been jailed for a total of 115 years for killing and then chopping up a man in North Lincolnshire
Adam Vincent’s body was chopped into six pieces after he was tortured, killed and dismembered by the gang who then scattered the body parts in waterways across Lincolnshire.
The 33-year-old, who was last seen alive on February 27th, was tied up and kept prisoner, shot with air rifle pellets and punched, kicked and stamped on in the time running up to his death.
He was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver and an axe or golf club was used to bludgeon him to death.
Earlier this week 43-year-old Lee Griffiths, and his sons, Luke, 19 and 22-year-old Thomas, Mark Jackson, 27, were found guilty of murder.
31-year-old Mathew Frow, was acquitted of murder, but found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm.
The five men were also convicted of perverting the course of justice by hiding his body.
A sixth defendant 43-year-old Andrew Lusher, from Grimsby, was found not guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Lee and Thomas Griffiths were also found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Today Lee Griffiths was sentenced to 32 years in prison, Luke Griffiths was sentenced to 26 years and Thomas Griffiths was given 27 years.
Mark Jackson, who was found guilty of murder and peverting the course of justice was sentenced to 29 years in prison.
Vincent's severed leg was found sticking out of the water at Tetney Lock near Cleethorpes.. Two other parts were later recovered and his head, right arm and right leg were found in the River Ancholme, near Brigg in June.
At the time of his death he was living with his attackers in Grimsby.
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Alistair McFarlane, said: "This was a very difficult and complex crime to investigate.
"The way in which Adam was violently killed and then dismembered was inhumane and demonstrated absolutely no regard whatsoever either for him or his loved ones.
"The discovery of his body parts was traumatic, not only for his family but also for the local communities that inadvertently became involved in this very macabre incident.
"The investigation was made more difficult by the fact that the people responsible tried to cover up the crime by destroying forensic evidence.
"Not one of those responsible has shown the slightest remorse."
"I would like to pay tribute to Adam’s family for the very dignified way in which they have behaved throughout the course of this investigation and the court proceedings. I know that they are grateful to those who have been strong enough to have given evidence and those who have supported them."
Top left to right: Lee Griffiths, Luke Griffiths, Thomas Griffiths and Mark Jackson.