Date: 1 Nov 1997
Place: Roscoe Street, Liverpool
Sharon Lynch was found dead in a warehouse.
She had been stripped naked, beaten, strangled and dumped in a hole. She was later found by a drug addict.
Her body wasn't discovered for four weeks after her murder.
A man was convicted of her murder in July 1998 and served 7 years but later had his conviction quashed after appeal judges found it unsafe and he was released. The evidence against him had hinged on a record that was made of him confessing to the murder. He had been homeless at the time and the police had given a Big Issue seller and drug addict a tape recorder to record his conversations with the man. However, medical evidence later heard that the man was highly vulnerable and prone to making confessions about crimes he had not committed. The man had always maintained that he was innocent.
At the trial the prosecution had said that the man had killed Sharon Lynch because she had stolen drugs from him.
Sharon Lynch was from Fingerpost and had moved to Liverpool just over a year earlier and at the time of her murder had been living on the streets. When she arrived in Liverpool she lost her daughter and then started to take drugs and then later became a prostitute.