Parents of murdered Jane Clough talk at event

Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Blackpool Victoria Hospital

The parents of a Blackpool nurse who was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend hope to help business leaders spot the warning signs of domestic violence.

Jane Clough, 26, was stabbed to death outside Blackpool Victoria Hospital by her former partner Jonathan Vass in 2010.

Her parents, John and Penny, are among the speakers due to address employers today at an event organised by Lancashire Police.

They were due to speak at the Waitrose distribution centre in Leyland to raise awareness of how domestic abuse can affect businesses and employees.

Det Supt Sue Cawley, head of Lancashire Police’s public protection unit, said: “Many will have performance, absenteeism and stress-related issues, none of which are their fault – but this has a real financial implication for businesses.”