Man who battered his mum to death while high on drugs jailed for seven-and-a-half years

Man who battered his mum to death while high on drugs jailed for seven-and-a-half years

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George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 20/05/2024

- 20:57

Finn Henry attacked his mother, Suzanne Henry, inside their family home

A man who battered his own mother to death while high on drugs has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Suzanne Henry died at the Royal Stoke University Hospital two days after being found with head and facial injuries at her home in Madeley, north Staffordshire on May 3, 2023.

Finn Henry, 21, from Madeley presented himself to officers at the scene shortly after the attack and was arrested. He was deemed not medically fit for interview until the following day.

On November 6, Finn appeared at Stafford Crown Court and pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He was sentenced to seven years and four months behind bars, with an extended sentence period of four years at Northampton Crown Court.

Finn Henry and Suzanne Henry

Finn Henry, 21, from Madeley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, attacked his mother, Suzanne Henry, 54

Staffordshire Police

A spokesperson from Staffordshire Police said: "We were called to the area at 9.46pm after people saw Finn acting suspiciously in the street.

"He had blood on him and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. A neighbour, who knew the family, later found Suzanne badly injured inside her home and called 999. She had suffered significant trauma to her face and head.

"Officers were quick to arrive at the scene and start investigating.

"Suzanne was rushed to hospital by paramedics but tragically died as a result of her injuries two days later May 3, 2023."


\u200bPolice officers at the scene in Madeley last year

Police officers at the scene in Madeley last year

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Detective inspector Adrian Webb, from Staffordshire Police's Major Investigations Department, said: "The events on May 1 last year had an immeasurable and devastating impact on Suzanne’s family.

"They have shown dignity, resilience and strength in the most unimaginable ordeal and I’d like to offer my heartfelt condolences.

“This tragic case also caused a great deal of shock and concern in the local community and I would like to thank those who offered information and spoke to us across Madeley as part of this investigation.

"Everyone has played a vital role in gathering evidence, reassuring those affected and securing the conviction.

\u200bNorthampton Crown Court

He was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court


DI Webb added: "Even though our investigation is complete, my thoughts, and the thoughts of my team that worked with Suzanne’s family, are still very much with them."

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