North Wales Police have welcomed the sentence imposed against Jordan Davidson at Mold Crown Court today. Davidson was sentanced to life in prison, serving a minimum of 23 years before he will be considered for release.
Detective Superintendent Iestyn Davies said: “Between Wednesday 22nd March 2017 and Tuesday 28th March 2017, Jordan Davidson, aged 25, embarked on a catalogue of serious offending in Wrexham town and the vicinity which included the callous and calculating murder of Nicholas Churton, a 67 year old vulnerable man, who was attacked by Davidson in his own home during the evening of Thursday 23rd March.”
“Davidson committed further crimes including three robberies, serious assaults and house burglaries. Davidson was identified as a suspect for the murder and a huge manhunt took place to try and locate him.”
“When he was found in the rear of a vehicle on Tuesday 28th March 2017, he proceeded to attack arresting officers with a hammer.”
“Furthermore, during his questioning, he attacked one of the interviewing officers and whilst on remand, having been charged with these offences, he stabbed a prison guard causing a significant neck injury. ”
“The seriousness and level of offending clearly illustrates that Jordan Davidson is an extremely dangerous individual who was prepared to resort to horrific offending in order to fuel his chaotic drug addiction.”
Police say the length of sentence imposed by the judge Lord Justice Clive Lewis ‘clearly illustrates the seriousness of his offending and the danger he poses to the public of North Wales’.
Detective Superintendent Iestyn Davies added: “This has been a very challenging investigation where many innocent lives have been affected by the callous acts of this man. I hope that they will take some comfort from the fact that this man is now in prison for a considerable time and that North Wales will be a safer place.
“I would also like to thank the numerous witnesses who helped us put such a compelling case before the court to help us convict Jordan Davidson.”
Nicholas Churton’s family issued a statement saying: “Nick was kind, loving, and an extraordinary character who enriched the lives of all who knew him.
“He will be forever in our hearts. We would like to thank those who have supported us throughout this very difficult time.”