‘Blood-money’ killers jailed for a total of 87 years for ‘torturing and cutting up’ dad


Mark Campbell and Simmion Goldbourne viciously attacked Carl Woodall before leaving his naked body on the floor of an industrial unit in the Black Country

Carl Woodall was beaten to death at an industrial estate in the Black Country

A pair of twisted killers who broke into a dad-of-five’s caravan and tortured him to death with a machete and a knife have been locked up for a total of 87 years.

Mark Campbell and Simmion Goldbourne viciously attacked Carl Woodall before leaving his naked body on the floor of an industrial unit in the Black Country.

The pair had forced their way into their victim’s caravan in the early hours of the morning before battering him to death, Birmingham Livereports.

The dangerous pair stripped the hapless mechanic naked and left him with more than 141 injuries after using a machete, large knife and wooden handle to thrash his face, head and torso.

Defensive injuries on his body indicated ‘hermit’ Mr Woodall was conscious for part of the attack and the attack continued until minutes before he died.







Simmion Goldbourne, one of the two men who brutally beat Carl Woodall to death
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Self-confessed drug dealer Campbell
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He also suffered ‘chop’ wounds, indicating one of the men held him down as the other wounded his arms and toes. On Friday, the murderers were jailed for life at Wolverhampton Crown Court for their brutal attack.

They both must serve a minimum of 36 years behind bars for killing ‘wheeler-dealer’ Mr Woodall, who was 44-years-old when he was murdered.

Get-away driver James McGhee, who chauffeured the killers from Nottingham to the murder scene, was also jailed for 15 years.

Sentencing, Mr Justice Jacobs said: “What proceeded over the course of two hours was quite unimaginable horror as both of you [Campbell and Goldbourne] tortured Mr Woodall.

The brutality of your violence towards Mr Woodall and the period of time is at the extreme level, even in the context of such horrific crimes.”







Get-away driver James McGhee chauffeured the killers from Nottingham to the murder scene
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The court was told how Mr Woodall was left wearing just a single sock when the killers fled the industrial unit where the victim lived and worked. He had been living in a static caravan on the site in Doulton Road, Rowley Regis, where he rented a unit.

Self-confessed drug dealer Campbell said he plotted with co-defendant Goldbourne to burgle Mr Woodall’s unit of drugs they believed were stashed there when they met at a party.

McGhee was later recruited as the get-away driver, making the round-trip from Nottingham to Sandwell.

A silver Nissan Qashqai driven by McGhee, 28, was captured on CCTV in Doulton Road with passengers Goldbourne, 28, and Campbell, 39, at 1.15am on the day of the murder.

Goldbourne and Campbell were captured minutes later ‘looking around’ the premises and ‘checking the access’ before returning to the vehicle.







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The trio headed in the direction of Mr Woodall’s caravan before Goldbourne and Campbell – whose nickname is ‘Notts’ – scaled a metal fence and entered the yard at the industrial unit. McGhee was said to have gone back to the car at this point.

Killers Goldbourne and Campbell entered the caravan, where the first assault took place, before the victim was taken to the industrial unit and ‘severely’ beaten again.

McGhee remained in the car for two hours until his co-defendants returned at about 4.13am.

The pair received a total of £8,000 in ‘blood money’, the jury heard. Mr Woodall suffered multiple injuries including to his torso, many of which were inflicted with a blade with a ‘sharp edge’.







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His head ‘came into contact with machinery’ which had been ‘strewn around the premises’, the court was told.

Other injuries were allegedly inflicted with a serrated blade, his face and head were heavily bruised and he suffered a traumatic brain injury.

A knife and a machete were recovered from the scene, Mr Heywood added.

The victim’s son Ryan Woodall was with his girlfriend Shannon when the couple tragically discovered the pummeled body at about 4.30pm later that day.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but ‘rough diamond’ Mr Woodall was ‘beyond all help’ and was confirmed dead.

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