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Sarah Davey shocked the nation when she and a fellow teenage killed a 71-year-old woman and dumped her body in a canal.


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Portrait of a pitiless murderer, paying her debt to society: Killer who tortured widow to death enjoys nights out and shopping trips



Tanned, tattooed, heavily made-up and dripping with cheap jewellery, she is all set for a night on the town. After which, Sarah Davey will continue serving her indefinite sentence for murdering a helpless widow.

Davey, one of the most notorious young killers of modern times, is starting to taste freedom after being locked up for 13 years.

Not only is the 27-year-old given regular hair and beauty treatment in Askham Grange open prison, she is even allowed nights out and shopping trips in nearby York, mixing with innocent young people unaware of her violent past.

Jewellery and make-up: Sarah Davey in the grounds of her prison

Jewellery and make-up: Sarah Davey in the grounds of her prison

Davey was 14 when she and 15-year-old Lisa Healey tortured and murdered Lily Lilley then dumped her body in a wheelie bin and pushed it through the streets before overturning it into a canal.

The two girls, who had run away from home, had befriended the lonely 71-year-old and after being invited in for a cup of tea they taunted her, squirted her with shampoo and cut her legs with a knife.

After choking her with a gag tied so tightly that her false teeth were driven down her throat, they crammed her body into the bin and threw in a framed photograph of her son as a baby.

Home comforts: Sarah Davey beside the TV in her private room

Home comforts: Sarah Davey beside the TV in her private room

They then took over her house in Failsworth, Greater Manchester, making hundreds of calls from her phone and using her pension money to buy crisps and chocolate.

Both were locked up indefinitely in 1999 for what a senior judge described as an 'unspeakably wicked' murder.

Extraordinarily, Healey was able to become pregnant while on day release from her open jail, as revealed by the Daily Mail. She has since been freed and given a new identity. Her partner in crime is still inside having been refused parole after being caught with drugs.

Daley, whose release is now expected next year, is every bit as careful about her appearance as her counterparts in the outside world and has been given incredible leeway to try to look her best by prison authorities.

Once a month, she has her hair coloured to stop the roots showing, while she has her nails done fortnightly.

Lily Lilley was tortured and murdered by Sarah Davey and Lisa Healey

Lily Lilley was tortured and murdered by Sarah Davey and Lisa Healey

In summertime, Davey is able to soak up the sun's rays in the prison grounds, while last winter she was even allowed out to visit tanning salons to maintain her colour.

'When you think what she did to that poor woman, it's shocking to think that she's able to enjoy herself like that,' said a former fellow inmate.

'She's so vain she was always looking at herself in the mirror, and she wouldn't come out of her room unless her make-up was perfect.

'It's full of toiletries and nice clothes she's been sent so she can always look her best.
'People think she's in there for punishment, but she's enjoying herself she's basically being treated like a pampered teenager.'

Davey is said to revel in her notoriety as one of the longest-serving female prisoners. Another ex-inmate said: 'She expects people to be scared of her because of what she's in for.'

The killer was transferred to Askham Grange from Drake Hall prison in Staffordshire, where these pictures were taken, at the end of last year as a reward for good behaviour.

At Drake Hall inmates share small houses, each with their own room for which they have a key. The prison has hair and beauty salon facilities where training is available Davey has passed a hairdressing qualification. There are lawns and benches where inmates can relax in good weather, while at night they are able to socialise in one another's rooms, watching TV and DVDs.

Askham Grange, where the regime is even more relaxed,  is the same prison where Davey's accomplice became pregnant after meeting a convict visiting from another jail for a Ministry of Justice forum.

Healey continued to see him while she was on day release and they spent the night together at a hotel. She stayed in a prison mother-and-baby unit after giving birth in 2009.

Davey's former fellow inmate said: 'Sarah's never shown any interest in men, but she did say maybe she should try and get pregnant like Lisa did so she can be released sooner.'

Back in Failsworth, former neighbours of Mrs Lilley were shocked to learn about her killer's lifestyle.

Retired doctor's receptionist Linda Tagger, 61, said: 'Why should she get such special treatment? What happened to justice? Lily has not been given any.

'Lily was just a poor old lady who had lived on her own for a long time. She did not harm anyone and deserved a bit of dignity in her old age.

'Those girls robbed her of that and they should be properly punished not be made up like a model.'



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