07 September 2012
Guilty Plea in Megan Leigh Peat Murder
Eighteen-year old Andrew Hall has today (Sept 7) pleaded guilty
to the murder of teenager Megan Leigh Peat.
Megan, aged 15, died after being repeatedly stabbed at a house
in Ailesbury Road, Ampthill, during the early hours of Saturday 9th
June 2012. At the time of her death she was in a relationship with
the defendant Andrew Hall and had been out with him on the night
she was killed.
Mr Hall was arrested shortly after the fatal incident occurred.
He admitted killing Megan, who lived with her family in Flitwick
Road, Westoning, at Luton Crown Court. He was sentenced to 10 years
minimum term of imprisonment.
Following today’s guilty plea, the Senior Investigating Officer
Detective Inspector Richard Wall from the Bedfordshire,
Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit (BCHMCU)
“While I am pleased that Megan’s family will not have to go
through the trauma of hearing evidence at a trial it does not take
away the fact that the lives of many have been forever changed by
what happened. Nothing will bring Megan back, or restore her
family’s faith in the world following the loss of their daughter
and sister in such violent and tragic circumstances.
“We know that Megan is missed by all who knew her, but I hope
that knowing the person responsible for taking her from them has
admitted his guilt and has been brought to justice, will go some
way to help them begin to rebuild their lives.”
- View the family statement