UPDATE: David Ryan jailed for 34 years for murder of Diana Lee

Knutsford Guardian: Disaster banner david ryan (1200 x 1812).jpg for the homepage

11:49am Friday 26th July 2013

A HALE man who murdered a Cranage cattery owner has been sentenced to 34 years in prison.

Family of murder victim Diana Lee pay tribute to her following Hale man's conviction for her murder

Knutsford Guardian: Diana Lee

12:30pm Thursday 25th July 2013

THE family of a Cranage cattery owner who was brutally murdered by her secret lover have paid tribute to the ‘loving daughter and sister’.

David Ryan found guilty of murdering Diana Lee

Knutsford Guardian: David Ryan has been found guilty of mudering Diana Lee.

12:05pm Thursday 25th July 2013

A MAN who brutally murdered and mutilated a Cranage cattery owner has today been found guilty of her murder.

Court hears wife switched to defence team after prosecution 'dropped' her from its case

Knutsford Guardian: Morrow was jailed at Chester Crown Court

11:20am Wednesday 17th July 2013

THE wife of a man accused of killing a Cranage cattery owner decided to give evidence for the defence team after believing the police were trying to make her come across as holding a grudge after revealing his affair.

Murder accused's wife questioned the amount of cash her husband was spending, court hears

Knutsford Guardian: Morrow was jailed at Chester Crown Court

5:30pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

DAVID Ryan’s wife told a court she questioned the amounts of cash her husband was spending in the months leading up to the death of a Cranage woman.

Hale murder accused used telephone kiosk to call victim in case calls were tracked, a court heard

Knutsford Guardian: Parklands Cattery. Diana Lee's body was found in the detached garage on August 9 after a fire

5:20pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

A HALE man accused of killing a cattery owner he was having an affair with contacted her from a telephone kiosk because he did not want his calls to be tracked, a court heard.

Accused found about Diana's death via TV news bulletin

Knutsford Guardian: Parklands Cattery. Diana Lee's body was found in the detached garage on August 9 after a fire

3:00pm Saturday 6th July 2013

A TV news bulletin broke the story of a Cranage woman’s murder to the man standing in the dock accused of the crime, a court has heard.

'I was watching the Olympics at the time Diana was killed', accused tells court

Knutsford Guardian: Chester Crown Court

2:40pm Thursday 4th July 2013

A MAN accused of murdering a Cranage woman told a court he was watching the Olympics and weeding his front garden at the time prosecutors said she was killed.

Accused's relationship with Diana was 'friendly', court hears

Knutsford Guardian: Diana Lee

9:40am Thursday 4th July 2013

A HALE man accused of murdering a Cranage cattery owner has described their relationship as 'friendly' and 'casual'.

‘Wife gave me £55,000 in cash not secret lover’

Knutsford Guardian: Morrow was jailed at Chester Crown Court

6:30pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013

A MAN accused of killing a Cranage cattery owner he was having an affair with had £55,000 in cash saved in drawers and under his wardrobe, he has claimed.

Accused exchanged Euro notes that may have been washed

Knutsford Guardian: Morrow was jailed at Chester Crown Court

11:20am Wednesday 26th June 2013

A TRAVEL agent told a court that Euros’ exchanged by David Ryan were ‘discoloured’ and ‘crispy’ as though they had been washed and artificially dried.

Court told defendant was seen with envelope of cash

Knutsford Guardian: Police vehicles outside Mrs Lee's home in Cranage

7:40pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

DAVID Ryan was seen carrying an envelope containing a large sum of money the night after he allegedly killed Diane Lee, a court heard.

Accused was seen 'cleaning the front of his house' hours after Diana's body was found, court hears

Knutsford Guardian: Diana Lee

3:30pm Monday 24th June 2013

A BANKRUPT businessman who is accused of killing a Cranage cattery owner he was having an affair with spent several hours cleaning the front of his house just hours after Diana Lee’s body was found.

Ryan's DNA found on Diana's bed sheets, court hears

Knutsford Guardian: Morrow was jailed at Chester Crown Court

3:54pm Friday 21st June 2013

A FORENSIC scientist told a court that traces of DNA belonging to David Ryan were found on the bed sheets of a murdered Cranage cattery owner.

Murder trial suspect had a second lover

Knutsford Guardian: Diana Lee

4:10pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

A BANKRUPT business man who is accused of killing a Cranage cattery owner he was having an affair with, had another lover, a court heard.

Bank manager rejects Ryan's Euros claim

Knutsford Guardian: Chester Crown Court

5:10pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

A BANK manager told the court that David Ryan ‘could not have used his own money to pay for Euros’ from his account in January 2012.

Man on murder charge drank cocktails after killing Diana, prosecution alleges

Knutsford Guardian: Morrow was jailed at Chester Crown Court

12:20pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

DAVID Ryan spent the night drinking cocktails with a friend the night after he allegedly killed Diana Lane, a court heard.

'Diana had suffered a lot', victim's brother tells jury

Knutsford Guardian: Diana Lee

7:00am Wednesday 12th June 2013

DIANA Lee’s brother spoke of the hard time his sister had suffered during her life and how she lived in fear of a former partner.

Taxi driver tells of finding man trying to torch Diana's car in country lane

Knutsford Guardian: Morrow was jailed at Chester Crown Court

3:00pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

A KNUTSFORD taxi driver told Chester Crown Court how he came across a man attempting to torch a silver Vauxhall Corsa as he turned into a Mobberley lane.

Diana was security conscious due to former lover, court hears

Knutsford Guardian: Diana Lee

11:56am Friday 7th June 2013

A CATTERY owner who prosecutors claim was murdered by a bankrupt business man she was having a secret affair with, was very security conscious due to a previous abusive relationship, a court heard.

Bankrupt businessman murdered cattery owner and then destroyed evidence, court hears

Knutsford Guardian: Police at the scene in August 2012

1:40pm Thursday 6th June 2013

A BANKRUPT conservatory salesman who was having an affair with a Cranage cattery owner mutilated her body in a bid to destroy the evidence, a court has heard.

DIANA LEE MURDER TRIAL: Prosecution outlines case on first day

Knutsford Guardian: Diana Lee

2:51pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

A HALE man has gone on trial charged with murdering the owner of a cattery in August 2012.




Your Say Your Guardian



Other Cheshire Titles



Local Information

Enter your postcode, town or place name

House prices »   Schools »   Crime »   Hospitals »

click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree