Man Sentenced For Prestwich Murder

27 February 2012, 16:49 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Prestwich man who killed another man because he was jealous of his friendship with his girlfriend has been jailed.

28 year old Wesley Isherwood of Bury Old Road in Prestwich pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court today, Monday 27 February 2012.

Just before 4.30am on Sunday 4 September 2011, police were called to a house on Merton Road, Prestwich following reports the body of a man was inside.

Officers found the body of 48-year-old Brian Gavigan.
He had cuts to his neck, a stab wound to the chest and had been beaten.

The emergency services attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Following an investigation by Greater Manchester, it emerged Isherwood was jealous of the victim’s friendship with his girlfriend.

Isherwood went round to warn him to stay away from her and threatened to kill him if he didn’t

In the early hours of Sunday 4 September, Isherwood told a friend that he had gone back to the victim’s address and killed him.

Police were phoned and Isherwood was arrested.

Andy Tattersall from the Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team said: “This was a sustained and violent attack that left Mr Gavigan with a broken jaw, cuts to the neck and a stab wound that he died from.

“I hope this sentencing provides the victim’s family and friends with some sense of justice although they will never be able to fill the hole in their hearts that has been left following his untimely death.”