Don Lock killer’s BBC letter published

The letter that Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police
The letter that Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police

Police have published a letter that killer Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of pensioner Don Lock.

According to Sussex Police, while Daley was in prison awaiting trial he wrote and addressed a letter to the BBC in London. The letter contained three handwritten sheets of A4 paper that detailed what Daley thought happened on July 16, the day of the killing, as well as his horses and goats.

The letter that Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police

The letter that Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police

The letter was seized before it was posted and was used as evidence during the trial, which concluded today (May 16). Daley was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of dimished responsibility.

A police report said the jury heard that Daley suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and although he believed he saw Mr Lock looking angry in his car, this was part of his delusion.

Daley will be sentenced on July 8.

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The letter that Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police

The letter that Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police

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The letter that Matthew Daley attempted to send to the BBC while awaiting trial for the stabbing of Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police

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Matthew Daley has been found guilty of manslaughter but cleared of murdering pensioner Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police

Matthew Daley has been found guilty of manslaughter but cleared of murdering pensioner Don Lock. Picture: Sussex Police