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Grimsby Hit-and-Run Revenge Killer Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

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Hit-and-Run Revenge Killer Sentenced to Life Imprisonment: A Shocking Crime in Grimsby

The hit-and-run incident in Grimsby, resulted in the death of Reece Braithwaite. Liam Boydell’s deliberate attack has shattered lives and left a lasting impact on the community.


A Grimsby man who mowed down and killed a man in a targeted revenge attack in Grimsby has been jailed.

Liam Boydell, a 23-year-old of Columbus Way, Grimsby, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Reece Braithwaite.

The incident occurred on May 21st, when Boydell intentionally drove his Vauxhall Crossland into Braithwaite on Carnforth Crescent. Reece Braithwaite, 35, was seriously injured and died in hospital three days later.

Investigations conducted by the Humberside Police revealed that Boydell targeted Braithwaite due to an unfounded rumour that Braithwaite was involved in a romantic relationship with a relative of one of Boydell’s friends.

This rumour fuelled Boydell’s anger and motivated his reprehensible actions.

Humberside Police investigations established that Reece Braithwaite had fallen victim to a targeted hit-and-run. Liam Boydell was arrested on May 24th.

During the sentencing hearing held at Hull Crown Court, Liam Boydell pleaded guilty to the charge of murder. The judge, in recognition of the severity of the crime, sentenced Boydell to life imprisonment.

Boydell was ordered to serve a minimum term of 20 years before being eligible for parole. This substantial sentence reflects the court’s acknowledgment of the devastating impact of Boydell’s actions on the victim’s family, friends, and the wider community.

Det Insp Samantha Chester said: “The callous actions of Boydell that evening was absolutely unforgiveable.

“This was an indefensible and ruthless attack on a man who had all of his life in front of him and everything to look forward to.

“Boydell has left Reece’s loved ones having to navigate the extremely difficult and heart-breaking path of life without their son, brother and father.”

The loss of Reece Braithwaite has left his family and friends grappling with profound grief and the challenge of moving forward without their beloved son, brother, and father.

They now face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives, forever marked by the tragic and senseless act of violence committed by Liam Boydell.

A second individual, Thomas McLaughlin, 19, was also charged with murder in connection with the incident. However, due to insufficient evidence, the charge against McLaughlin was later dropped.

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