Who was Lynda Spence and what happened to her?

LYNDA Spence was killed in a horrific crime in 2011 that shocked Britain.

Here we take a look at what happened to her and who was found guilty of her murder.

Lynda Spence was murdered in April 2011


Lynda Spence was murdered in April 2011

Who Was Lynda Spence?

Lynda Spence was a financial advisor from Glasgow, Scotland.

She was abducted from a Glasgow street in 2011 and subjected to a harrowing ordeal before being murdered.

Her parents reported her missing on May 13, 2011 after not hearing from her.

She was 27 years old at the time of her death in April 2011.

Despite murder convictions related to her disappearance and death, and extensive police searches, her body was never found.

What happened to Lynda Spence?

Her body was never found despite extensive searches by police.

She was kidnapped in 2011 by Colin Coats and Philip Wade, who tortured her in an Ayrshire attic for 13 days.

It is believed Coats thought Spence had ripped him off in an £85,000 land deal and wanted to know what she had done with his money.

Coats and Wade were found guilty of kidnapping, torture and murder in 2013 after an 11-week trial.

Two other men, David Parker and Paul Smith, were each sentenced to 11 years in prison for assaulting and holding Lynda captive.

What happened to her killer Colin Coats?

Colin Coats and his accomplice Philip Wade were jailed at a trial in 2013 for the kidnapping, torturing and murder of Spence.

Both men maintained their innocence throughout the trial.

Coats was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the crime, while Wade received a 30-year sentence.

The couple worked with police in 2022 when they searched for Lynda’s body.

Coats and Wade suggested that her body was buried in a field in Argyll and both were taken from prison on separate occasions to show the site.

Police even told her parents there was a 98 percent chance they would find her body after the lead, but they couldn’t find anything after a three-month search.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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