Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'SOMEONE KNOWS HIM AND WHAT HE'S DONE' ; Heartbroken Mum in Fresh Plea for Justice 19 Years after Daughter Was Stabbed to Death as It's Revealed a Major Suspect Is Serving Time for an Horrific Sexual Assault. Heartbroken Mum in Fresh Plea for Justice 19 Years after Daughter Was Stabbed to Death as It's Revealed a Major Suspect Is Serving Time for an Horrific Sexual Assault

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'SOMEONE KNOWS HIM AND WHAT HE'S DONE' ; Heartbroken Mum in Fresh Plea for Justice 19 Years after Daughter Was Stabbed to Death as It's Revealed a Major Suspect Is Serving Time for an Horrific Sexual Assault. Heartbroken Mum in Fresh Plea for Justice 19 Years after Daughter Was Stabbed to Death as It's Revealed a Major Suspect Is Serving Time for an Horrific Sexual Assault

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AMAJOR suspect in a 19-year-old unsolved murder is behind bars serving time for an horric sexual assault, the M.E.N. can reveal.

Natalie McLean was just 18 when she was knifed to death in her Wythenshawe fat in 1995.

Detectives have not been able to crack the case so the wait for justice goes on for Natalie's mum Bernadette Langton.

But today we can reveal a man strongly suspected of being the murderer has recently been handed a substantial jail term for a terrifying sex attack on a young woman.

^e man, who we are not naming in case it jeopardises future investigations, was linked to Natalie's killing after being convicted of a separate rape in the years following her death. ^e M.E.N. understands DNA evidence gathered during the rape case was matched to forensic testing at Natalie's fat. But, although the man was arrested over her murder, there has never been enough proof to charge him.

Detectives are hopeful that advances in DNA technology may nally solve the case in the coming years.

But Bernadette, 55, has made a direct appeal to the murderer's family, pleading with them to go to police with any information.

She said: "I'm sure someone knows him and knows what he's done - an ex-partner, a mother, a grandmother. …

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