Sophie Lancaster's campaigning mother dies 'suddenly' in hospital

Sophie Lancaster’s campaigning mother dies ‘suddenly’ 병원에서 – a month after speaking out on imminent release of thug who beat her daughter to death for dressing like a goth

  • 소피 랭커스터, 20, was attacked in park with boyfriend Robert Maltby in 2007
  • Couple were targeted in Bacup, Lancashire, because they were dressed as goths
  • Mother Dr Sylvia Lancaster later championed those from alternative subcultures
  • But she passed away in Blackburn yesterday in ‘sudden and unexpected’ 죽음
  • Parole Board said last month that killer Ryan Herbert would be released from jail
  • The campaigning mother of murdered Sophie Lancaster has died suddenly, just one month after speaking out over the jail release of one of her daughter’s attackers.

    소피, 20, was attacked in a park in Bacup, Lancashire, with her boyfriend Robert Maltby in August 2007 after being targeted because they were dressed as goths.

    Her mother Dr Sylvia Lancaster spent the next 15 years championing people from alternative subcultures and creating educational programmes to tackle prejudice.

    But she passed away at Royal Blackburn Hospital in a ‘sudden and unexpecteddeath early yesterday morning, having suffered from ill health for the last few years.

    A statement from The Sophie Lancaster Foundation paid tribute to her as a ‘powerful life forceand for having ‘challenged authority and fought for what she believed in’.

    소피 랭커스터, 20, spent her last moments cradling her partner's head in her lap as thugs kicked and beat her unconscious in Bacup, Lancashire. She died in hospital two weeks later

    소피 랭커스터, 20, spent her last moments cradling her partner’s head in her lap as thugs kicked and beat her unconscious in Bacup, Lancashire. She died in hospital two weeks later

    Dr Sylvia Lancaster OBE spent 15 years after her daughter's murder championing people from alternative subcultures and creating educational programmes to tackle prejudice

    Dr Sylvia Lancaster OBE spent 15 years after her daughter’s murder championing people from alternative subcultures and creating educational programmes to tackle prejudice

    라이언 허버트 (pictured in his police mugshot issued in 2008) 였다 16 when he and a group of friends viciously beat Robert Maltby and Sophie Lancaster in a park in Bacup, Lancashire

    라이언 허버트 (pictured in his police mugshot issued in 2008) 였다 16 when he and a group of friends viciously beat Robert Maltby and Sophie Lancaster in a park in Bacup, Lancashire

    Sophie died from her injuries after being viciously beaten as she cradled Robert’s head in her lap in 2007.

    Just last month it emerged that one of her killers, 라이언 허버트, would be released from prison on licence following a ruling by the Parole Board.

    Julie Hesmondhalgh praises ‘incredibleSylvia Lancaster after playing her in TV show

    Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Sylvia Lancaster in a BBC drama about the story of Sophie Lancaster, praised her as ‘incredible’.

    The former Coronation Street actress Hesmondhalgh, who was in the 2015 programme called ‘Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster’, 트윗: ‘It was a privilege to know and work alongside Sylvia over many years.

    Julie Hesmondhalgh as Sylvia Lancaster in  the stage version of Black Roses in 2014

    Julie Hesmondhalgh as Sylvia Lancaster in the stage version of Black Roses in 2014

    ‘She was a force for good, for inclusion, for celebration of difference. Sophie’s incredible legacy lives on in the work of the foundation. Love and thoughts to Adam and the family. Rest in power incredible woman.

    The programme was originally a Radio 4 drama before being turned into a stage production and then a TV show.

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    Herbert was 16 when he was jailed in April 2008 after admitting murdering Sophie and assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Robert.

    He was given a minimum term of 16 years and three months – later reduced to 15-and-a-half years on appeal.

    에 2020, Herbert had his tariff cut to 14-and-a-half years when a High Court judge concluded he had made ‘exceptional progress’ 국회의사당 폭동에서 아버지로 변신한 십대는 폭동이 가족을 망쳤다고 말합니다..

    The Parole Board then announced on March 16 this year that Herbert had made ‘significant changes to his life which reflected his remorse, his insight and increased maturity’.

    ‘After considering the circumstances of his offending and examining the evidence for the progress made while in custody, the panel was satisfied that Mr Herbert was suitable for release,’ a document setting out the decision said.

    But the decision enraged Dr Lancaster, who said last month that the Parole Board did not consider ‘the reality of the level of violenceher daughter had endured.

    She also said at the time: ‘The reality is obviously it’s never going to be enough.

    ‘He had to come out some time and unfortunately it doesn’t seem long enough but that’s the reality of the situation and you’ve got to deal with it.

    ‘I don’t want to waste any more time thinking about him now… Hopefully I can forget about him.

    Brendan Harris, who was found guilty of Sophie’s murder and admitted the attack on Robert, 한번은 그는 그 소녀의 아빠를 찌르려고 시도했고 한 소년을 무자비하게 공격하고 그의 머리를 발로 차기도 했습니다. 18 연령.

    그, Herbert and four other teenage boys ‘savagely and mercilessly attackedRobert at Stubbylee Park in Bacup during the early hours of August 11, 2007.

    Gap-year student Sophie rushed to help her boyfriend as he lay unconscious and shouted at his attackers to leave him alone.

    Herbert and Harris then turned on her, 그녀를 '지속적이고 악의적인 공격'’ 그녀가 의식을 잃을 때까지 그녀의 머리를 발로 차고 짓밟았다.. Sophie never regained consciousness and died in hospital 14 며칠 후.

    Pictured in hospital after she was attacked in 2007, Sophie Lancaster died 13 며칠 후

    Pictured in hospital after she was attacked in 2007, Sophie Lancaster died 13 며칠 후

    Herbert admitted assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Robert Maltby (pictured ahead of Sophie's funeral at the Riverside Centre in Whitworth, Lancashire, 에 2007)

    Herbert admitted assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Robert Maltby (pictured ahead of Sophie’s funeral at the Riverside Centre in Whitworth, Lancashire, 에 2007)

    It appeared the couple were attacked because they looked and dressed differently and Herbert later told people there were ‘two moshers nearly dead’ 공원에서, according to court hearings.

    ‘Sylvia had such a powerful life force’: Sophie Lancaster Foundation statement

    A statement from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation said: ‘This is the hardest statement to write. It is with great shock and disbelief that we announce that Sylvia Lancaster has passed away.

    ‘She died early this morning in Blackburn hospital. She had suffered from ill health for the last couple of years, but her death was sudden and unexpected.

    ‘Sylvia had such a powerful life force; we cannot imagine a world without her in it.

    ‘Following Sophie’s brutal murder, Sylvia put her energy into championing people from alternative subcultures and creating educational programmes to tackle prejudice and intolerance.

    ‘She worked tirelessly to combat the inaccurate and lazy stereotyping that all too often leads to violent prejudice and promoted a culture of celebrating difference; something that leads to safer communities for us all. Sylvia was formidable.

    ‘She challenged authority and fought for what she believed in. Her legacy is that Sophie will never be forgotten, and her daughter’s name will always represent her missionto Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere.

    ‘She will be sadly missed. There will be much to say over the course of the next few months. Initially all our thoughts are focused on supporting Adam and his family in the coming days and weeks. Hold those you love a little bit closer today.

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    At the time of his crimes Herbert had an ‘anti-social lifestyleand spent time with ‘negative friendswho he had a ‘misguided sense of loyaltytowards, drank and took drugs, the parole papers said.

    Herbert’s behaviour behind bars had ‘initially been poorbut this changed once he moved into an adult prison and he had taken part in rehabilitation programmes.

    After being moved into an open prison in November 2020, he ‘improved his education with studies to degree leveland had ‘fully engaged with resettlement activitiesincluding spending time on temporary release from jail.

    He had a job and there was ‘positive feedback about his work’.

    The document added: ‘No concerns about compliance had been identified and Mr Herbert had good working relationships with professional staff.

    팜 비치의 Beckam-Peltz 브런치에 도착한 손님들, including his probation officer, recommended he be released on licence. 허버트, who became eligible for release in February, will be subject to restrictions on his movements, where he lives and who he contacts.

    It is not clear whether Herbert has actually yet been released from prison.

    Her mother Sylvia Lancaster was a member of the Government’s hate crime advisory group and was awarded an OBE in 2014 for her campaigning on the subject.

    지난 밤, a statement from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation said: ‘This is the hardest statement to write. It is with great shock and disbelief that we announce that Sylvia Lancaster has passed away.

    ‘She died early this morning in Blackburn hospital. She had suffered from ill health for the last couple of years, but her death was sudden and unexpected.

    ‘Sylvia had such a powerful life force; we cannot imagine a world without her in it.

    ‘Following Sophie’s brutal murder, Sylvia put her energy into championing people from alternative subcultures and creating educational programmes to tackle prejudice and intolerance.

    ‘She worked tirelessly to combat the inaccurate and lazy stereotyping that all too often leads to violent prejudice and promoted a culture of celebrating difference; something that leads to safer communities for us all. Sylvia was formidable.

    Brendan Harris (사진), who was found guilty of Sophie's murder in 2008 and admitted the attack on Mr Maltby, 한번은 그는 그 소녀의 아빠를 찌르려고 시도했고 한 소년을 무자비하게 공격하고 그의 머리를 발로 차기도 했습니다. 18 연령

    Brendan Harris (사진), who was found guilty of Sophie’s murder in 2008 and admitted the attack on Mr Maltby, 한번은 그는 그 소녀의 아빠를 찌르려고 시도했고 한 소년을 무자비하게 공격하고 그의 머리를 발로 차기도 했습니다. 18 연령

    (출시 밤에 사람들) Daniel Mallett, Danny Hulme and Joseph Hulme who were also convicted for their part in the assault on Robert Maltby and Sophie Lancaster in August 2007

    (출시 밤에 사람들) Daniel Mallett, Danny Hulme and Joseph Hulme who were also convicted for their part in the assault on Robert Maltby and Sophie Lancaster in August 2007

    A picture of Sylvia Lancaster holding a photo of her daughter Sophie, issued as part of a statement by the Sophie Lancaster Foundation following her death in Blackburn yesterday

    A picture of Sylvia Lancaster holding a photo of her daughter Sophie, issued as part of a statement by the Sophie Lancaster Foundation following her death in Blackburn yesterday

    ‘She challenged authority and fought for what she believed in. Her legacy is that Sophie will never be forgotten, and her daughter’s name will always represent her missionto Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere.

    ‘She will be sadly missed. There will be much to say over the course of the next few months. Initially all our thoughts are focused on supporting Adam and his family in the coming days and weeks. Hold those you love a little bit closer today.