Homeless man who murdered 83-year-old woman after she took him in and burnt her body jailed for life

A homeless man found guilty of murdering an elderly woman who took him in, before he burnt her body on a bonfire in her garden, has been jailed for life.

Patricia Holland, 83, met 42-year-old Allan Scott while he was selling his paintings on the street in Gorleston in Norfolk, Norwich Crown Court was told.

Scott had lodged with the pensioner at her home in the town, but he killed her and then burnt her body in the garden after she asked him to leave due to his drunken and aggressive behaviour.

Scott, who was found guilty at an earlier trial of murdering Mrs Holland on July 24 2021 and…

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