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Sophie Louise Hook (27 May 198830 July 1995) was a 7-year-old British child who was murdered in Llandudno, Wales in the early hours of 30 July 1995.. She was from Great Budworth, near Northwich, Cheshire, but was staying at the Llandudno home of her uncle..She had been abducted from a tent apparently by local man named Howard Hughes while she camped out in a relative's garden..(Tents also Have Pegs)..As Hughes was sentenced, Mr Justice Richard Curtis said: "You are a fiend..Your crime is every parent's worst nightmare come to pass.. No girl is, or ever will be, safe from you..My recommendation in view of your appalling crime and the maximum danger you pose to girls, is that you are never, ever released"..In November 2002 Home Secretary David Blunkett set Hughes' minimum term at 50 years...

Hook - There You Are, Peter!..

Hughes was born with the sex chromosome abnormality XYY syndrome.. In Edinburgh, Scotland, eight 47,XYY boys born 1967–1972 and identified in a newborn screening programme had an average height of 188.1 cm (6'2") at age 18—their fathers' average height was 174.1 cm (5'8½"), their mothers' average height was 162.8 cm (5'4")..In prospective studies of 47,XYY boys identified by newborn screening programs, the IQ scores of 47,XYY boys were usually slightly lower than their siblings..Around 1 in 1,000 boys are born with a 47,XYY karyotype..In April 1956, Hereditas published the discovery by cytogeneticists Joe Hin Tjio and Albert Levan at Lund University in Sweden that the normal number of chromosomes in diploid human cells was 46—not 48 as had been believed for the preceding thirty years..Even the much less common 48,XXYY had been discovered in 1960, a year before 47,XYY..The first published report of a man with a 47,XYY karyotype was by internist and cytogeneticist Avery Sandberg and colleagues at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York in 1961..Buffalo is a city in Western New York and the seat of Erie County, located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie at the head of the Niagara River..Residents of Buffalo are called "Buffalonians"...

1995 July 23 - War in Bosnia and Herzegovina: British forces sent to Sarajevo to help relieve the Siege of Sarajevo– David Daliberti and William Barloon, 2 Americans held as spies by Iraq, are released by Saddam Hussein after negotiations with U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson/26 – Berth Holly Bodimeade, British actress– Death Doris Akers, American gospel singer-songwriter, composer, arranger (b. 1923)\27 - The Conservative government's majority is slashed further, to nine seats, as the Liberal Democrats win the Littleborough and Saddleworth seat in Lancashire, 2 months after it was left vacant by the death of MP Geoffrey Dickens-Death Rick Ferrell, American baseball player-Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian composer/28 - Berth Ben Watton, actor\29-Philippe DeLacy (July 25, 1917 – July 29, 1995) was a former silent film era child actor...

The body of Sophie Hook was found on the beach at Llandudno on July 30, 1995 ..

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea..The town's name is derived from its patron saint, Saint Tudno is said to have been one of the se7en sons of King Seithenyn, whose legendary kingdom Cantref y Gwaelod in Cardigan Bay was submerged by tidal activity..According to the theory, Tudno studied at St. Dunawd's college in the monastery of Bangor Iscoed, in order to make recompense for the drunken incompetence of his father, which had led to the loss of the kingdom under the waves..Seeking a place to live out the religious life, Tudno went to the great ancient limestone outcrop of the Great Orme (Cyngreawdr), jutting from the Creuddyn Peninsula, to bring the message of Christianity to its people..The churchyard is now closed, but in the early 20th century coffins (and mourners) were transported for burial via the Great Orme Tramway..The origins in recorded history are with the Manor of Gogarth conveyed by King Edward I to Annan, Bishop of Bangor in 1284..Mostly owned by Mostyn Estates.. Home to several large herds of wild Kashmiri goats originally descended from several goats given by Queen Victoria to Lord Mostyn.. The summit of the Great Orme stands at 679 feet (207 m)..The Summit Hotel, now a tourist attraction, was once the home of world middleweight champion boxer Randolph Turpin..According to articles, reports and a biography, Turpin couldn't deal with the obscurity resulting from the loss of his crown.. In Llandudno in Wales, he bought a public house on the Great Orme, which today retains several genuine artefacts from his career..Below the Marine Drive at its western end is the site of the wartime Coast Artillery School (1940–1945) now a scheduled ancient monument..After about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) a side road leads to St. Tudno's Church, the Great Orme Bronze Age Copper Mine and the summit of the Great Orme..In January 1984 Brookside character Petra Taylor (Alexandra Pigg) committed suicide in Llandudno..Petra came from a working-class Liverpool family, her mother died when she was young and she was brought up by her father, Davy Jones.. Petra also strikes up a friendship with Barry Grant who lays her a patio using flags he has stolen from Paul Collins..Gavin and Petra drove a BMW 320 with their names written over the windscreen..The Jacksons then moved into No 10..George, his wife Marie, and their twin sons Gary and Little George later moved into number 10.. Llandudno is twinned with the Flemish town of Wormhout 10 miles (16 km) from Dunkirk...The town's name is of Germanic origin..

“They (eventually) pinned it on one man, Howard Hughes, who was living in the garage of his parents’ home in the West End of Colwyn Bay”..When Hughes was rejected after just 2 terms by Lindisfarne College at Wynnstay, Wrexham, his father unsuccessfully offered to pay double the normal fees if they would keep him as a pupil..In 1981 he took a se7en-year-old boy into a derelict house where he "exposed himself and made indecent suggestions" before attempting to strangle his victim..Hughes was committed to St Andrew's psychiatric hospital, Northampton, followed by Garth Angharad Hospital in Dolgellau, a facility for the treatment of mentally abnormal offenders..It is believed that Hughes had lifted Sophie, still asleep in her sleeping bag, from the tent at some time in the early hours of 30 July.. Her naked body was found washed up on the beach half a mile away at Llandudno at 7.10 a.m. on 30 July 1995 by Gerry Davies Gerry, now 74 and who still lives in the town, remembers: “I was walking my dog and I found her by the Craig y Don paddling pool..Examination by Home Office pathologist Dr Donald Waite revealed that she had been subjected to an attack involving "considerable force"..Death was caused by manual strangulation, lasting up to 3 minutes..Her clothes — a distinctive pink and white Winnie-the-Pooh nightdress, knickers and a pair of Marks & Spencer socks embossed with pink flowers — were not found at the time..The murder inquiry was led by Detective Superintendent Eric Jones from North Wales Police..In a statement to the media he said: "Whoever was responsible for this crime is a very dangerous man, a brute who must be caught — quickly." Hughes was arrested at the home he shared with his mother at 3.50 p.m. on the same day that the body was discovered, and detained at the police station in Rhyl, Clwyd to assist with their inquiries and he was released at 3.00pm that day, only to be re-arrested over possession of indecent images of children which had been found in a police search of his home.. Within se7en hours, he was charged with the murder of Sophie Hook..There was a memorial to Sophie in a shelter nearby. It was about 6 feet high and built into a wall of the shelter, facing the sea.. It had sections of coloured glass with pictures of toys inside them.. Heart-rendingly, though, callous, unthinking vandals smashed the glass and it was eventually removed..Northiam is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of the administrative county of East Sussex, within historic Sussex, England..located 13 miles (21 km) north of Hastings in the valley of the River Rother..

The jury heard no forensic evidence which linked Hughes to the death of Sophie Hook, but they received valuable information from three witnesses. A third witness, convicted child sex offender Michael Guidi, testified that Hughes had boasted to him some time earlier that he would like to 'rape a girl of 4 or 5'..On 18 July 1996, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all 3 charges against Howard Hughes.. The 31-year-old was then given 3 life sentences by trial judge Mr Justice Curtis, who branded Hughes a 'fiend' and recommended that he should never be released from prison..On 5 September 1997, the Court of Appeal gave Howard Hughes leave to appeal against his conviction for the abduction, rape and murder of Sophie Hook. Six months later he sparked further outrage by launching a £50,000 compensation claim against the Bryn Estyn children's home, where he claimed he was abused as a child..On 24 November 2002, the then Home Secretary David Blunkett announced that 4 convicted child murderers would each spend a minimum of 50 years behind bars before being considered for parole..Hughes was one of them, the others were Roy Whiting, Timothy Morss and Brett Tyler..3-Another Strange Circumstantial Event?.A former soldier suffering from Gulf War syndrome and/or stress related to the war went absent on the night of the crime from a local psychiatric unit, very close to the house where the children were camping. He returned in the morning with wet clothes which suggested he had been in the sea. Shortly after this he committed suicide. It is disrespectful in the extreme to suggest this gentleman had any involvement in the crime on the basis of this. However this event illustrates how in a town the size of Llandudno numerous events may be taking place at night which could be interpreted as circumstantial evidence.. Howard was not the only person out and about and acting in an unusual way..The main road that passes through it is the A28 which goes to Canterbury and Hastings...

Captain James Hook is a fictional character, the antagonist of J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and its various adaptations, in which he is Peter Pan's archenemy.. In the play, it is implied that Hook attended Eton College and Balliol.. In many pantomime performances of Peter Pan, Hook's hair is a wig, and is accompanied by thick bushy eyebrows and moustache..Hook's cigar holder enables him to smoke 2 cigars at once..Barrie also stated in "Captain Hook at Eton" that he was, "in a word, the handsomest man I have ever seen, though, at the same time, perhaps slightly disgusting"..James Matthew Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Angus to a conservative Calvinist family..Due to Calvin's missionary work in France, his programme of reform eventually reached the French-speaking provinces of the Netherlands..The three Rs (as in the letter R) refers to the foundations of a basic skills-oriented education program within schools: reading, writing and arithmetic..When he was 6 years old, Barrie's next-older brother David (his mother's favourite) died two days before his 14th birthday in an ice-skating accident. This left his mother devastated.. Barrie's mother found comfort in the fact that her dead son would remain a boy forever, never to grow up and leave her..At the age of 8, Barrie was sent to The Glasgow Academy in the care of his eldest siblings Alexander and Mary Ann, who taught at the school Sir David Young Cameron (1865–1945), Scottish painter and etcher..David Omand (born 15 April 1947) Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, former senior British civil servant, visiting professor at King's College London (GCHQ) ..Sir Jeremy Isaacs Founder of Channel 4..E. and G.G. Hook & Hastings, famous American organ manufacturers..The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.. A "throw down", i.e. the planting of a weapon at a crime scene might be used by the police to justify shooting the victim..Sometimes, the person who is framing someone else is the actual perpetrator of the crime..Frameups are often used as a fictional device..Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business tycoon, entrepreneur, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, inventor, filmmaker and philanthropist...

Guedes is a Portuguese surname..The Guidi were a Tuscan aristocratic family of the Middle Ages.. Descended from a certain Tegrimo (flourished 10th century), the Guidi practised partible inheritance and in the 13th century began to split into separate cadet lineages..Guidarino's single Directorial role is credited as a segment of the 61 Cronache del '22...'s always some war, somewhere, with someone.. And there are no winners or losers either..Just those who are still around to fight another day..Soldiers with nothing to kill except time...

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