Dec 5 – Barry Wallace, 18, a Tesco shelf stacker, vanished on the way home from a nightclub in Kilmarnock. William Beggs, 36, was arrested in Holland on Dec 29 and was jailed for life (20 years) in Oct 2001. Dec 3 – Edmond Safra, 67, Jewish banking billionaire, and his nurse Vivian Torrente, died of smoke inhalation in the panic room of his penthouse in Monte Carlo. Ted Maher, 41, an American former Green beret, was jailed for 10 years for arson. Dec 1 – Mara Dorman, 40, a prostitute and crack addict from Belgravia, vanished in Dec 1999, stabbed and beaten and dumped in a black trunk by the side of the road at Hurstbourne Tarrant, near Andover, Hampshire on Jan 12, 2000 by a man with a metal detector.
His head was found on a beach 10 miles away at Barrassie, Ayrshire. Her boyfriend Tony Bayram, 39, a taxi driver from Walworth, south London, was jailed for life in Feb 2001.
His son Callum, 3, was unhurt but was left with the body for three hours.
David Broddle, from Horncastle, was found dead a few days later in a fume-filled car in Bakewell, Derbyshire, along with his girlfriend Lorraine Richardson.
Ray “Tikki” Whittaker, 33, was jailed for life (25 years). The trial heard the bodies were discovered by Mrs Price’s lesbian lover, Billy Jo Robson, on her return from a night out.
Dec 26 – Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.30am in front of 200 partygoers at the Manchester Black Community Trust in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct 2000. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.
The trial at Nottingham CC heard Hill had been cleared of killing Goodman’s friend in 1996.
Dec 25 – Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester.
Stefan Williams and Onyebuchuku Anyado were also jailed for life.
Kevin Dennis played for Welling United FC, having previously played for Arsenal and Brentford.
James Lawlor, 26, from Bermondsey, was jailed for life in Nov 2000.