Every third day, in our #EveryThreeDays campaign, I write about a woman killed by a man. Previously in this campaign, which started on the 2nd of May 2021, I have remembered 113 women, the last being Melissa Liddle, who was stabbed more than forty times in March 2015 by her partner Anthony Ross.
Today I remember Sarah Pollock. The BBC reported:
A construction firm manager who strangled his ex-partner left behind a chilling message.
Colin Dymond stabbed Sarah Pollock, 41, twice in the neck while she was unconscious at her home in Bournemouth Dorset. Sarah was found on 25th March 2015 after failing to arrive at work. Dymond, 53, admitted murder and was jailed for life, with a minimum of 16-and-a-half years. Police said the pair had been in a relationship for about five years and had lived together for some of that time.
Shortly after Ms Pollock moved into the flat in Avon Close in Springbourne, Dorset, she discovered Dymond, from Saltash in Cornwall, had been having a relationship with another woman. In the weeks before she died, she had started a new relationship with another man and had been trying to end all contact with Dymond.
Winchester Crown Court heard there had been a history of jealousy and violence in the relationship, and Dymond went into a fit of rage after finding a text message from a man on Sarah’s phone.
Her body was found on the bed in her bedroom, while Dymond’s message was found written on the lounge wall saying ‘This is the price you pay Sarah for having four affairs, I have killed myself… I have tried everything, sorry I snapped, so many lives devastated, now I am so sorry, you were my life, I worshipped you, rest in peace, all my love.‘
Officers discovered there had been no sign of forced entry and later established Dymond had a key to the flat and he admitted that he was the author of the note.