Man given hospital order following Dukinfield woman’s death

A DUKINFIELD man has been sentenced to a hospital and restriction order for the manslaughter of his ‘life partner.’

Daniel Mitchell told police officers he had killed Alexis Karran at their home on Winchester Road on November 6 last year.

Now after pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility, illustrator Mitchell has been told he will be detained indefinitely until a decision is made to discharge him from hospital.

Daniel Mitchell

At about 9.15am on November 6, 2022, emergency services attended the scene and discovered 49-year-old radiographer Ms Karran unconscious with severe head injuries.

She was transported to Salford Royal hospital where she died and an inquest hearing heard her described as Mitchell’ ‘life partner.’

The 48-year-old was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and was detained under Section Two of the Mental Health Act 1983 following a mental health assessment.

In March, he was deemed fit to be interviewed and was subsequently charged with Alexis’ murder.

However, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at Manchester Crown Court on October 24 and was sentenced at the same location on Wednesday, November 15.

Winchester Road, Dukinfield

In a tribute dedicated to Alexis, her loved ones said: “Alexis was a very caring person; she showed kindness to all she met – to all friends and strangers.

“She was always and will be the best role model for how to live life, that her brother constantly aspired to match. She is forever in our hearts; we will always be waiting to say hello.”

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe, of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Support Unit, said: “My heartfelt condolences go out to Alexis’ family and her loved ones.

“No family, parent, sibling, or friend should ever have to experience the devastating pain of losing a loved one in such an horrific attack.

“Throughout this challenging journey, our dedicated officers have provided support to Alexis’ family. Our collective thoughts are with them as they continue to grapple with this profound grief.”

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