UK women killed through suspected male violence January – September 2013

In September 2013, at least 13 women in the UK are suspected to have been killed through male violence:

  1. Harjit Chagger was 69. Her body was found 12 days after she had been reported missing by her family in Chatham, Kent.  She died from head and chest injuries.  Three men, Abdul Hannan, 44, Murshed Miah, 38, both from Maidstone, and Mohammad Islam, 28, who all work at the shop where her body was found have been charged with her murder
  2. Aamena Hussain, 29, also known as Jyoti Puaar was found dead in east London.  Two days earlier police had responded to calls regarding an assault by a 33 year old man at her home. A criminal investigation is on-going and a 33-year-old man has been released on police bail.
  3. Rosemary Shearman, 77  was found dead at home in Hornchurch, East London.  The cause of her death was asphyxiation.  Thomas Blazquez, 50, has been charged with her murder.
  4. Kirsty Humphrey, 23 was found dead in Colchester. 24-year old Mark Czapla has been charged with her murder.  She died  from stab wounds to her head and chest.
  5. Lisa Banks, 46 was found dead in the barber shop where she worked in North Shields, Tyne & Wear. She died of multiple injuries. Her husband , Robert Tiffin, 46, has been charged with her murder.
  6. Amina Bibi, 43, was found dead in her flat in East London.  Her husband Mohamed Ali, 64, was charged with the murder as was Frederick Best. She had been stabbed.  She was found by her 11 year old son.
  7. Varkha Rami, 28, was found dead at home in Walsall after having been reported missing.  Her husband Jasvir Ram Ginday, 29, has been charged with her murder.  They had been married for a month.
  8. Gemma Finnigan, 24, was found dead at home in Boldon, South Shields.  Daniel Johnson, 32, who lived with her has been charged with her murder.  The cause of her death has not been released.
  9. Shehnila Taufiq, 47 and her daughter  Zainab, 19 were killed in a fire at the home in Leicester along with her two sons.  Aaron Webb, 19,  Akeem Jeffers, 21,  Shaun Carter, 24, Jackson Powell, 19, and Nathaniel Mullings, 19, Kemo Porter, 18, and a 16-year- old are  each facing four counts of murder.
  10. See above
  11. Marion Vita, 48 died after being found at her home in the Baillieston, Glasgow.  Her husband, Anthony Vita has been charged.
  12. Mumtaz Sattar, 38, died shortly after she and her husband Abdul arrived in Lahore to visit relatives.  Abdul Sattar said Mumtaz Sattar died after drinking spiked tea in a robbery on a taxi journey.  However, a post-mortem revealed a Ms Sattar suffered a serious head injury and also had a broken bone inher neck which has been said to be consistent with throttling. Police from their hometown,  Glasgow are assisting Pakistan colleagues with details of domestic violence reported by Mumtaz Sattar before she went on holiday.
  13. Tolu Kalejaiye,44 of Wickford Essex was found died of a neck wound and was found at home.  Her son, Emmanual Kalejaiye, 21, has been charged with her murder.

The list below is of 91 UK women killed through suspected male violence so far in 2013.  91 women in  273  days, that’s one  woman every 3 days:

Janelle Duncan Bailey

25

02-Jan

Akua Agyueman

23

03-Jan

Anastasia Voykina

23

07-Jan

Myrna Kirby

57

11-Jan

Suzanne Bavette Newton

45

13-Jan

Virginja Jurkiene

49

19-Jan

Chloe Siokos

80

22-Jan

Debbie Levey

44

28-Jan

Sasha Marsden

16

31-Jan

Una Crown

86

31-Jan

Hayley Pointon

30

03-Feb

Pernella Forgie

79

07-Feb

Ganimete Hoti

42

11-Feb

Samantha Medland

24

17-Feb

Alexis Durant

42

20-Feb

Glynis Solmaz

65

20-Feb

Dimitrina Borisova

46

21-Feb

Victoria Rose

58

02-Mar

Chantelle Barnsdale-Quean

35

04-Mar

Susan Cole

54

06-Mar

Christina Edkins

16

06-Mar

Jennifer Rennie

26

11-Mar

Daneshia Arthur

30

18-Mar

Pamela Jackson

55

last seen 20 March
Ellen Ash

83

21-Mar

Mary Roberts

50

27-Mar

Janis Dundas

63

05-Apr

Deborah Simister

45

08-Apr

Lisa Clay

41

09-Apr

Mariam Ali Shaaban Hussain Khesroh

24

11-Apr

Dawn Warburton

40

13-Apr

Naika Inayat

52

17-Apr

Jabeen Younis

32

19-Apr

Irene Dale

78

27-Apr

Heather Arthur

50

29-Apr

Salma Parveen

22

29-Apr

Christine Baker

52

30-Apr

Margaret Knight

77

01-May

Margaret Mercati

63

15-May

Margery Gilbey

88

24-May

Georgia Williams

17

26-May

Yvonne Walsh

25

02-Jun

Krishnamaya Mabo

39

03-Jun

Myrna Holman

76

03-Jun

Reema Ramzan

18

04-Jun

Katie Jenkin

20

08-Jun

Alice McMeekin

58

08-Jun

Marianne Stones

58

09-Jun

Lilima Akter

27

14-Jun

Zaneta Kindzierska

32

16-Jun

Mushammod Asma BegumGeorgina Barnett

21

90

20-Jun

25 Jun

Linzi Ashton

25

29-Jun

Rania Alayed

25

Louisa Denby

84

01-Jul

Susan White

51

01-Jul

Kate Dixon

40

02-Jul

Denise Williamson

44

05-Jul

Sabeen Thandi

37

07-Jul

Shavani Kapoor

35

10-Jul

Jane McRae

55

17-Jul

Julie Beattie

24

19-Jul

Rosemary Gill

48

20-Jul

Alexandra Kovacs

25

21-Jul

Jean Redfern

67

22-Jul

Sarah Redfern

33

22-Jul

Keisha McKenzie

28

29-Jul

Linah Keza

29

31-Jul

Anu Kapoor

27

04-Aug

Caroline Parry

46

08-Aug

Mayurathy Perinpamoorihy

06-Aug

Judith Maude

57

11-Aug

Gail Lucas

51

14-Aug

Orina Morawiec

21

15-Aug

Julie Connaughton

57

16-Aug

Jane Wiggett

57

16-Aug

Sabrina Moss

24

24-Aug

Betty Gallagher

87

25-Aug

Harjit Chagger

69

Sept
Aamena Hussain

29

03-Sep

Rosemary Shearman

72

03-Sep

Kirsty Humphrey

23

04-Sep

Lisa Banks

46

08-Sep

Amina Bibi

43

12-Sep

Varkha Rami

28

12-Sep

Gemma Finnigan

24

13-Sep

Shehnila Taufiq

47

13-Sep

Zainab Taufiq

19

13-Sep

Marion Vita

48

20-Sep

Mumtaz Sattar

38

21-Sep

Tolu Kalejaiye

46

26-Sep

I have launched a campaign “Counting Dead Women” because I want to see a fit-for-purpose record of fatal male violence against women.  I want to see the connections between the different forms of fatal male violence against women.  I want Domestic Homicide Review reports to be accessible from a single central source.  I want to see a homicide review for every sexist murder.  I want the government to fund a Femicide Observatory , where relationships between victim and perpetrator and social, cultural and psychological issues are analysed.  I want to believe that the government is doing everything it can to end male violence against women and girls. And I think the government should be recording and commemorating women killed through male violence – not me, a lone woman in a bedroom in east London

Let’s start counting dead women, not ignoring them. If you want us as a society, the press and the government to stop ignoring dead women, if you want us to find ways to stop women being killed,  please join me, add your voice and click here to sign my this petition.  

*Updated 2nd October to include Georgina Barnet, who died on 25 June after being attacked several days earlier

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