We have today welcomed the sentencing of two men who were found guilty of the murder of Glenda Jackson, 44.
Glenda Jackson died from stab wounds in September 2018 in Birkenhead.
Nicholas Curtis, 32, was sentenced to 18 years in prison along with his brother Stuart Curtis, 31, who was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Glenda Jackson, 44, was found with multiple stab wounds in the communal hallway of her home address in Greyson Mews, John Street, on the morning of Sunday, 30 September. Ms Jackson was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Brothers Nicholas Curtis, 32 and Stuart Curtis, 31 both denied murder but were convicted following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
They were sentenced today, Tuesday, 30 April.
Detective Chief Inspector, Richie Jones said: “This is a tragic incident in which a much loved woman was sadly killed.
“Ms Jackson sustained multiple stab wounds as a result of the attack, which occurred following an earlier confrontation with a group including the Curtis brothers, during which she was assaulted and subjected to verbal homophobic abuse.
“Nicholas and Stuart Curtis continued to deny murdering Ms Jackson, despite compelling forensic evidence, meaning her family and friends were forced to go to court and endure a trial.
“I hope the convictions bring some closure to Glenda’s family and allow them to move forward, but also send out a clear message that violence such as this is not tolerated by Merseyside Police, nor the communities we serve.
“I would like to thank the investigation team and our partners at Cellmark Forensic Services and the Crown Prosecution Service for their support and assistance to secure this conviction.
“We will continue to work tirelessly to eradicate the use of knives on our streets and bring to justice anyone who think this type of behaviour towards other human beings is acceptable."
To report incidents of knife crime, please contact 999 in an emergency, @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK.