Petition to keep killer behind bars hits 6k mark


Six thousand people have signed a petition to stop the potential early release of notorious resort killer Mitchell Quy.

Currently serving a life sentence for the gruesome murder, Quy was jailed in the year 2000 to serve at least 17 years behind bars after butchering his wife as their children slept in their Birkdale home.

Following the murder, the story made national headlines after he claimed Lynsey had run away from home and abandoned her children.

The truth however turned out to be far more shocking.

After Lynsey, 21, disappeared over Christmas 1998, Quy had kept up an 18-month facade, inviting journalists from The Champion into his Southport home to talk about how she had “just upped and left.”

In reality, he had killed her, dismembered the body and dumped it on wasteland after she threatened to divorce him. Such was the gruesomeness of the killing and subsequent cover up, a rubbish bag containing her head and hands has never been recovered.

Now a petition has been launched by Lynsey’s family to object to the potential parole and early release of Mitchell Quy, now 42, when he will go before a parole board to see if he can leave prison.

It has so far been signed by over 6,000 people in Southport in the hope that the parole board will be influenced in their decision, which they will take in July 2017.


Lynsey’s daughter Robin said: “The support has been phenomenal guys with an amazing amount of signatures so far but we are still not even half way to our target.

“The page has reached over 40.000 people and that would be fantastic if they all signed so please ask your family to sign and share!

“Every signature is important.

“It makes me very angry that he even has a chance of being released.

“I will do anything it takes to get justice for my mum – I’m making a petition to give us a chance of keeping him behind bars.

“Even then if he doesn’t get released he still has the chance of being moved to an open prison

“We need everyone’s help and support. Quy is up for parole in June 2017 with a chance of being released unless we do everything we can.

“We have spoken to the parole officer and they have said that usually they can’t ban parolees from a whole area – only certain roads or places – so it’s not certain that he won’t ever be allowed back to Southport.”

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