Heroin addict jailed for 30 years for stabbing neighbour, 90, to death

Heroin addict, 50, is jailed for 30 years for stabbing 90-year-old neighbour to death in his home and pouring bleach over the body before stealing his valuables and selling them to buy drugs

  • Nathaniel Suggitt, known as Terry, was killed at his West Yorkshire home last year
  • Glyndwr Wayman, 50, found guilty of murder last week and jailed for life today
  • Judge Simon Phillips told Wayman he must serve a minimum term of 30 years
  • He was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing a 61-year-old woman

A heroin addict has been jailed for 30 years for stabbing his 90-year-old neighbour to death in his home and pouring bleach over the body before stealing his valuables and selling them to buy drugs.

West Yorkshire Police said Nathaniel Suggitt, who was known as Terry, was killed at his home on Love Lane Terrace, Pontefract, in October 2019.

He was found lying on the living room floor with his trouser pockets turned out and a number of items stolen from the property, including a ring which he wore.


Glyndwr Wayman (pictured left), 50, was jailed for life today for the murder of 90-year-old Nathaniel Suggitt (right, in a CCTV still), who was killed at his West Yorkshire home last year 

Glyndwr Wayman was found guilty of murder by a jury last week and jailed for life today by Judge Simon Phillips QC, West Yorkshire Police confirmed.

Judge Simon Phillips told Wayman he must serve a minimum term of 30 years before he is considered for release.

Sentencing at Leeds Crown Court, the judge told Wayman that ‘at no stage’ did he indicate the ‘slightest trace of upset or remorse’ over the murder, reported Yorkshire Live. 

Judge Philips said: ‘At no stage have you indicated the slightest trace of upset or remorse for what you have done. 

‘You sought to distance yourself from responsibility and to hoodwink the jury.

‘But for the painstaking work of the homicide team investigating the murder, and the fact that a speck of Mr Suggitt’s blood remained detectable on the shoe lace of the trainer that you had washed in the time between the killing and your arrest, you might have got away with it.’ 

CCTV still of Mr Suggitt in the Asda supermarket in Pontefract on October 5. Concerns were raised over the 90-year-old when he failed to keep a regular social appointment

Police are pictured with a cordon in place outside Mr Suggitt’s home in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, following the murder in October last year 

A force spokesman said Mr Suggitt died from multiple stab wounds.

Wayman was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing a 61-year-old woman a few weeks earlier and was told this will run concurrently.

Detective Chief Inspector Heather Whoriskey said: ‘Nathaniel Suggitt was brutally murdered in his home by a neighbour whom he thought he could trust.

‘Wayman broke that trust and killed Mr Suggitt stealing personal items from him.

‘I’m pleased with the sentence handed down today.

‘I hope that today’s sentence gives Mr Suggitt’s family and friends some comfort and closure in what has been a difficult year for them.’

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