A man has been jailed for six years after admitting the manslaughter of his partner PCSO Carole Forth at a property in Woodhall Street, Hull, on 23rd December 2018.
Sheffield Crown Court heard how Edward Scott, 63, grabbed Ms Forth around the neck and violently shook her because he was “annoyed and frustrated” that she was drunk.
Ms Forth, who had served as a Police Community Support Officer with Humberside Police for over 12 years, had had a “long running problem with alchohol” and shortly before her death had overdosed on alcohol and painkillers.
Passing sentence, Judge Roger Thomas QC said that Scott had dialled 999 after finding Mc Forth unresponsive on the floor of their home.
At the time, Scott denied having anything to do with her death.
But Scott later admitted to one of Ms Forth’s sisters that he had shaken her and that he had put his hands around her throat.
Judge Thomas said Scott had told the relative Ms Forth had “ruined everything because she was drunk”.
Judge Thomas added:
“Being annoyed and frustrated with Carole, you grabbed her around the neck with sufficient force to compress her neck and cause her death.
“You did not intend for her to die, and your admission of unlawful killing reflects that fact, nevertheless you did take her life.”
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said that Carole was a ‘dedicated and well-loved member of our team who had worked for the force for 12 years and was based at our Preston Road station’.
Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert said:
“Carole was a valued and dedicated officer who continues to be greatly missed by her colleagues and the community she served.
“Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues, who are being supported by our teams.”
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