Two found guilty of killing former Corby man

The two killers. NNL-171129-131354005
The two killers. NNL-171129-131354005

Two men have been found guilty of manslaughter over their part in the death of a former Corby man.

Carl Pask, 47, was found dead in his flat in Evington, Leicester, on March 10 last year following a report from his family that he was missing.

Christopher Pendry. NNL-171129-131446005

Christopher Pendry. NNL-171129-131446005

Mr Pask, who moved to Leicester from Corby in 2014, died as a result of a head injury caused by an assault and an investigation was launched.

Yesterday (Tuesday), Christopher Crane, 46, and Christopher Pendery, 39, were found guilty of manslaughter after a trial at Leicester Crown Court.

They both admitted they inflicted violence on Mr Pask, but denied they were involved in his death.

Crane, of Queen Street, Shepshed, and Pendery, of Woodland Drive, Braunstone, were arrested shortly after the investigation began.

Christopher Crane. NNL-171129-131435005

Christopher Crane. NNL-171129-131435005

The three had been involved in a disagreement, which resulted in Mr Pask sustaining his injury.

During the course of the investigation it was found that, in the months prior to his death, Mr Pask had voiced concerns about Crane, who had moved in to his flat without permission.

Mr Pask had also said he was scared of Crane, who had made threats to kill him.

A 999 call was made to the ambulance service in the early hours of February 23 and voices could be heard in the background – believed to be Crane.

However, no location was given to the call handler and no-one attended the address.

Det Chief Insp Martin Smalley led the investigation.

He said: “This has been a lengthy investigation, and at times a challenging one, involving many witnesses and officers alike.

“I hope the result brings some peace to his family, and that they can now start to move on their lives.

“While the result won’t bring Carl back, knowing that the two people involved are serving long prison sentences will, hopefully, help them come to terms with what’s happened.”

Crane and Pendery will be sentenced on Friday (December 1) at Leicester Crown Court.