Orton Goldhay man jailed for trying to kill mum

10 May 2019, 15:07 | Updated: 10 May 2019, 15:10

Mark Calvert Elliot

A man from Orton Goldhay's been jailed for 8 years for trying to kill his own mother.

In court, Mark Calvert-Elliott, 54, of Wingfield, denied he was trying to kill his 82 year-old mother last October, despite attempting to suffocate her.

A 999 call came in from Mr Calvert-Elliott to say he had just tried to commit euthanasia on his mother by suffocating her with his hands.

He told officers how he wanted to send his mother, who is bedridden after a serious stroke several years ago, “to a better place”.

He was arrested and later charged with attempted murder, however in court he denied he was going to fully go through with the act.

On 28th March a jury at Peterborough Crown Court returned a unanimous guilty verdict following a three-day trial.

Detective Sergeant Rob Sansom said:

“This was a truly sad case, however Calvert-Elliott’s actions could have resulted in his mother losing her life and that decision was not his to make.

Thankfully the victim’s daughter and son-in-law entered the room when the incident was taking place and the victim has not sustained any long-lasting injuries as a result of this.”

Today (Friday, 10 May) Mr Calvert0Elliott appeared at The Old Bailey in London for sentencing.

On top of his prison sentence he has been made subject of a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting his mother or visiting her address until further notice.