Investigation into South Wales Police handling of domestic violence incident prior to a woman’s murder

2 Nov 2018 02:13 PM

We are investigating a complaint about South Wales Police’s handling of a domestic violence incident prior to a woman’s murder.

Terrie-Ann Jones, 33, was murdered by her ex-partner John Lewis at her home in Cimla, Neath Port Talbot, on 5 January 2018.

Our investigation follows a referral from South Wales Police in September after Ms Jones’ family complained about the way an incident involving the couple was handled by police officers in August 2017.

We will also be investigating how the family’s complaints, which were first raised in January 2018, were dealt with by South Wales Police.

IOPC Regional Director Catrin Evans recently said: “My thoughts are with Ms Jones’ family and friends at this difficult time. We have made contact with her family and will keep them updated on our progress.

“Our investigators will be examining the incident last August and whether South Wales Police followed local and national policies and guidance.”

John Paul Lewis, 56, was convicted of the murder of Terrie-Ann Jones at Swansea Crown Court in July. He was given a life sentence, with a minimum term of 19 years.