Teen ‘stabbed to death in chest’ after she flew to UK to meet boyfriend for first time


Canadian Ashley Wadsworth had come to England for a dream trip to be with her partner, Jack Sepple, who she met online – before she was found dead after police were called to his home in Chelmsford, Essex

Devout Mormon Ashley, of Vernon, British Colombia was declared dead at the scene after desperate attempts to revive her sadly failed
Devout Mormon Ashley, of Vernon, British Colombia was declared dead at the scene after desperate attempts to revive her sadly failed

A teenager was allegedly stabbed to death in the chest after she flew to the UK to meet her boyfriend for the first time, an inquest heard.

Canadian Ashley Wadsworth had come to England for a dream trip to be with her partner, Jack Sepple, who she met online.

Tragically the 19-year-old was found dead after police were called to his home in Chelmsford, Essex after neighbors reported hearing a disturbance.

Devout Mormon Ashley, of Vernon, British Colombia, was declared dead at the scene after desperate attempts to revive her sadly failed.

An inquest into Ashley’s untimely death was opened this morning at Essex Coroner’s Court in Chelmsford.

The two-minute inquest heard how Ashley was found with ‘stab wounds to the chest’.

“This inquest Concerns the death of Ashley Anne Wadsworth on February Who Died in January 2022.


Jack Sepple has been charged with the murder of Ashley Wadsworth

“Ashley, originally from Canada, passed away at an address in Tennyson Avenue, Chelmsford,” the Essex Coroner’s Officer confirmed.

The brief hearing heard how Ashley was ‘unresponsive’ when she was found.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but Ashley was sadly declared dead at 4.38pm.

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A post mortem into the teenager’s death was carried out on February 4 and the ‘provisional cause of death was given as stab wounds to the chest’.

The inquest was not told how many times she was stabbed.

The teenager was allegedly stabbed in the chest

Lincoln Brookes, Senior Essex Coroner said the inquest process would be adjourned until the completion of the criminal proceedings in the case.

“I suspend the inquest proceedings, the reason being that I understand an individual has been charged with murder, a homicidal offence, and has appeared in the crown court.

“I am suspending proceedings pending the outcome of the crown court proceedings.”

His ruling mean a date for a full inquest into the teenager’s death was not set today.

Ashley arrived back in the UK in November and ADH recently posted a series of images of her and happy Sepple.

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Jack Sepple appearing in the dock at Colchester Magistrates’ Court accused of the murder of a 19-year-old Ashley Wadsworth
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The pair enjoyed a sightseeing tour around London landmarks and another one to Kent, both with Jack’s family.

The teenager also posted comments about her happiness at being over in the UK.

Her friends and family have taken to Facebook to pay tribute to the teenager who had been a regular churchgoer back in her home country.

Sepple, 23, of Chelmsford, Essex, has-been charged with murder.

He has-been remanded in custody and has made brief appearances at Colchester Magistrates’ Court via video link And Also at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Sepple did not enter a plea but will return to the same court on March 7 where he will be able to enter a plea.

Judge Christopher Morgan has set a provisional trial date for September.




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