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Hayley Weatherall and Heather Pollard appeal sentences in Ray Weatherall murder plot

By Rachael Woods

Two women who plotted to kill a man by shooting him in the face at a marina are appealing to get their sentences reduced.

Cheating wife Hayley Weatherall, from Ash, her lover Glenn Pollard and his daughter Heather, were handed life sentences in November for making “determined and sophisticated” attempts to kill their victim Ray Weatherall, 53, who had brain cancer.

Their plots included giving the diabetic an insulin overdose, burning him in an explosion and drowning him while out fishing, before he was shot in the face at Sandwich Marina by Heather Pollard in November 2017.

Glenn Pollard, Hayley Weatherall and Heather Pollard (6399422)
Glenn Pollard, Hayley Weatherall and Heather Pollard (6399422)

The trio were found guilty of conspiracy to murder and jailed last November.

Hayley Weatherall, 32, and 20-year-old Heather Pollard, have appealed to get their 15-year minimum life sentence reduced.

Glenn Pollard, 49, who is serving a minimum 17-year sentence is also thought to be launching an appeal according to BBC reports.

The three had denied the charge but were unanimously convicted by a jury of eight men and four women.

Ray Weatherall. (6399412)
Ray Weatherall. (6399412)

As the trio were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court, Judge Adele Williams said: “This was cruelty of a high degree – cold, calculated and chilling cruelty.

“You conspired to murder a man because he stood in your way. That man was your husband, Hayley Weatherall, your best friend of over 20 years Glenn Pollard and your Uncle Ray, your father’s best friend and a man you had known all your life, Heather Pollard.

"Each of you plotted and planned to kill him with determination and persistence.”

A judge will decide if there is to be an appeal hearing and the process could take around six months.

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