Convicted murderer who killed Wigan woman is wanted by police

Wanted: Terence Ollerton
Wanted: Terence Ollerton

Police are searching for a convicted killer who was released from prison after serving 18 years for murder.

Terence Ollerton, 50, was jailed for life in 2000 for the brutal murder of 25-year-old Lynn Dowling.

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Today, police said Ollerton, who was last known to be living in Collyhurst, is now wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

A statement said: "He was jailed in 2000 and served 18 years in prison for murder, but has since breached the terms of his licence by failing to reside at an approved address.

"Ollerton should not be approached by members of the public."

Miss Dowling was beaten unconscious before being dragged into an alleyway on Upper Dicconson Street, Swinley, where she was kicked and stamped on.

She was left with 57 injuries and her battered body was found in a pool of blood. She was so badly disfigured she could only be identified by a tattoo and fingerprints.

Ollerton and his girlfriend Julie Gallagher were both convicted of murder.

Anyone with information on Ollerton's whereabouts is asked to call police on 0161 856 3550 or 07500 033220.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.