Peter Chesney Jodie’s father is not in court today to hear the sentencing of his daughter’s killers. However, Prosecuting barrister Crispin Aylett QC has read out his statement in court.
“The murder of my beloved daughter has destroyed my life and the full extent as to how this has affected my family and me cannot possibly be explained simply in words.
“Almost one year ago from the date of this statement I had started an exciting new job as a salesman in the City and I was about to take over the world in a promising career.
“Now I sit here in the cabin in my garden writing this statement, I have left that job, the relationship with my wife has fallen apart and we are now getting divorced, I must sell my house, and above all, I have lost the most precious human being I will ever know.
“I have no idea how I am going to continue with my life or even come to terms with the loss, I guess only time will tell. I still have a fantastic young daughter Lucy and we are leaning on each other throughout this tragedy.”