A DANCER died after being stabbed in the chest by her boyfriend who then killed himself in a murder-suicide, an inquest heard today.
Maddie Durdant- Hollamby, 22, was discovered dead in Kettering, Northants, following a report of concern for her welfare.
Maddie Durdant- Hollamby was found stabbed to death in Kettering[/caption]
Ben Green killed Maddie before killing himself[/caption]
Her “sex addict” boyfriend Ben Green, 41, murdered her before taking his own life during the horror on August 27.
An inquest heard today how a provisional cause of death for Maddie was given as stab wounds to the chest.
Tragically, her dad Stephen had to identify her body, the brief hearing was told.
The inquest was adjourned until January 13. No date has been given for Green’s inquest.
Dad-of-three Green is thought to have been dating marketing executive Maddie for around a year after meeting at work.
It is understood they had discussed splitting up before the horror.
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Former friends have described Green as a “woman-hating sex addict” who bragged about bedding hundreds of lovers — many in their teens — in rented houses across the country.
One said Green targeted his conquests in a “chilling and calculated” manner — and had no respect for the women who he treated as his “property”.
Police confirmed Maddie’s death was being treated as murder and no-one else was being sought in connection with the killing.
HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected].
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available every day from 10am-6pm.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
Maddie’s family previously paid tribute to her saying: “We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Maddie, our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece.
“Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her. The shock and pain we are feeling is indescribable.
“She was a beautiful person both inside and out, who loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.
“Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met.
“A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing. Her life has been sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.
“Our thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved Maddie as much as we did.”
Green was found dead with Maddie at his home in Kettering[/caption]
He had been dating Maddie for about a year[/caption]
A call had been made following a concern for her welfare[/caption]
Police say she was stabbed to death[/caption]
No suspects are being sought following the horror[/caption]