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Bernadette Walker

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TheHandmadeTails · 26/07/2021 21:12

Rest in peace Bernadette Walker Flowers

Her stepfather has been found guilty of her murder. She had previously accused him of sexual abuse. Her body has not been found.

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LublinToDublin · 26/07/2021 21:17

Everything about this is so distressing.
Inhuman treatment from those she have been able to trust the most.
My thoughts are with Bernadette and her brother.


ScreamingMeMe · 26/07/2021 21:28

How heartbreaking.


Rhannion · 26/07/2021 22:12

Shocking and disgusting, that poor girl.


Rhannion · 26/07/2021 22:15

When will we know the verdict on her “ mother “ ?


MandalaYogaTapestry · 26/07/2021 22:50


When will we know the verdict on her “ mother “ ?

In September, according to the BBC news

BraveBananaBadge · 27/07/2021 09:20

This is so, so sad and it's unbelievable this is the first time I've seen this make the news. RIP Bernadette.


SnoopyLights · 27/07/2021 10:24

It's truly shocking, my heart breaks for that poor girl.


Abhannmor · 27/07/2021 11:17

RIP Bernadette.


CaveMum · 29/07/2021 16:24

It’s an awful case.

From reading the BBC report it sounds like a chaotic family set up - mother changed her surname by deed poll but she and the murderer (not going to mention his name) never married. She was in a relationship with another man but still living in the same house as the murderer. No mention of Bernadette’s biological father or his family - the grandparents mentioned in the report are the murderers own parents.

RIP Bernadette, I’m so sorry that your life was cut so brutally short.


Rhannion · 29/07/2021 21:20

I hope that Bernadette’s body is found one day and given a decent burial.


Rhannion · 29/07/2021 21:21

And that bastard who murdered her and the vile woman who helped him never have a moment peace again.


1983mum · 01/08/2021 21:07

I wonder why isn't more info
Wonder if other things done to children and want to protect kids identities
Quite a few gaps in the rationale really
Seems like accepted the abuse did happen unless happened to another kid or witnesses kind of don't think enough , along with phone signals, to say enough to convict ?

Must be other things showing his propensity to abuse we don't know

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