Uncle jailed for Danielle murder
A “violent” and “predatory” builder with a “perverted interest” in young teenage girls was tonight beginning a life sentence for the kidnap and murder of his 15-year-old niece.
Stuart Campbell, 44, of Grays, Essex, was convicted of abducting and killing Danielle Jones by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court after an 11-week trial.
Danielle vanished while walking to catch a school bus near her home in East Tilbury, Essex, in June 2001.
Campbell, a father of two whose hobbies include body-building and karate, denied any involvement in her disappearance.