The brother of Tom Cresswell has recalled how his younger sibling desperately called the police for help the day he was killed by his girlfriend Jane Andrews.
Tom was brutally beaten and stabbed to death by Jane, who was the former dresser to Jane Ferguson, in 2000 after he reportedly refused to marry her.
The gruesome details will come to light in a new ITV documentary titled Fergie’s Killer Dresser: The Jane Andrews Story.
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Monday’s This Morning about the one-off special, Tom’s brother Rick Cressman recalled the heartbreak of having to identify his brother’s body after he was found dead.
He went on to add that his brother, who he claims was being abused by Jane, called the police the day he was killed.
‘Didn’t he phone the police and say that he wanted to be separated?’ quizzed Phillip.
‘That was on the day he was murdered,’ Rick replied. ‘He made a phone call and I think that was out of desperation because they’d come back from holiday and he told her he didn’t want to get married.
‘They’d had words, an argument, I think it was a fractious situation.
‘Tommy was pleading for help from the police which we know didn’t come, that’s a great shame.’
In 2001, the court heard how Jane had beaten Tom with a cricket bat and stabbed him through the chest with a kitchen knife after he told her he didn’t want to marry her.
She then went missing after the attack, sending text messages to friends and Tom’s family regarding his whereabouts.
She denied any involvement in her boyfriend’s death and claimed he was being blackmailed.
Despite her claims of domestic abuse, it took a jury 12 hours to convict Jane of Tom’s murder and in 2001 she was sentenced to life in prison.
In 2015 she was released from prison on licence.
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