Janet Gilson

On March 15, 2011, retired British Salvation Army major Janet Gilson was reported missing on Lamma Island by her niece, Julia. The body of the 64-year-old from Essex, England, was found days later beneath the sofa in the Yung Shue Wan apartment of her niece. Julia's former husband, Ahmed Fareed, 32, is on trial accused of the murder. 

Killer of ex-wife's aunt sentenced to life behind bars

Murder victim Janet Gilson

A "highly dangerous" man who brutally killed his ex-wife's aunt - a retired British Salvation Army major - on Lamma Island two years ago was jailed for life yesterday.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 5:15am 2 comments

Bloodstains aroused policeman's suspicions over British woman's death on Lamma Island

Bloodstains aroused policeman's suspicions over British woman's death on Lamma Island

Bloodstains on floor tiles raised a police inspector's suspicions when he searched the house belonging to the niece of retired British Salvation Army major Janet Gilson, a court heard yesterday.

Former police senior inspector Chung Shing-keung, now retired, went to the Lamma Island home of Gilson's niece, Julia, on March 19, 2011, after she called police about the stains.

12 Jun 2013 - 10:32am

British tourist's body was concealed beneath sofa, court hears

British tourist's body was concealed beneath sofa, court hears

A retired British Salvation Army major was killed while vacationing in Hong Kong, and a sofa in her niece's Lamma Island home was used to hide her body, the Court of First Instance heard.

Ahmed Fareed, 32, earlier pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in relation to the death of 64-year-old Janet Gilson in 2011.

12 Jun 2013 - 10:45am