Tenerife beheading: Daughters meet killer’s family

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THE daughters of a British woman beheaded in Tenerife have met the killer’s family in North Wales to discover more about him in their quest for an independent review into how he remained free to murder.

In February, homeless Bulgarian drug addict Deyan Deyanov, 29, was sentenced to 20 years in a secure psychiatric unit on the holiday island after killing ­Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60. The case was reported around the world after Deyanov – who had been sectioned in North Wales in 2010 under the Mental Health Act – attacked the victim while she was shopping in the popular resort of Los Cristianos in the ­Canary Islands, on 13 May, 2011.

Deyanov, who was living rough in a derelict building on Tenerife’s Los Cristianos beach, used crack cocaine and LSD and built a shrine full of religious imagery. After leaving Bulgaria, he drifted all over Europe, staying in Edinburgh, North Wales and Ibiza, before Tenerife.

After his conviction, the victim’s daughters, Samantha Mills-Westley, 39, and Sarah Mills-Westley, 43, hit out at the authorities for their handling of Deyanov.

Tonight, in a Channel 4 ­Dispatches programme, the sisters ask the killer’s aunt if he ­received the right care.