Shana Grice Wiki – Shana Grice Bio
Shana Grice, a receptionist from Brighton, had begged Sussex Police to take action against Michael Lane five times over a period of six months in 2016 before he slit her throat
The teenager was murdered by her stalker after she reported him to the police five times in a tragic case described as ‘avoidable’.
Instead of helping Shana Grice, Sussex Police fined her £90 for ‘wasting police time’ on one occasion.
She was 19 years old.
Shana Grice Murdered
Shana, a receptionist from Brighton, had begged police to take action against Michael Lane five times over a period of six months in 2016.
But her pleas were ignored, despite him breaking into her home, and he went on to slit her throat before trying to burn her body in August 2016.
In March that year, she was fined £90 by Sussex Police for wasting their time because she did not tell officers they had been in a relationship after she reported Lane for pulling her hair and grabbing her phone.
Shana’s heartbreaking death featured in the Sky Crime documentary Murder in Slow Motion over the weekend.
The program explores the deaths of young women who were killed by an ex-partner who stalked them.
When Lane first broke into Shana’s home he was given a police caution.
Six weeks later he broke into her home again, walked into her bedroom, and murdered her after learning she was in a new relationship.
Michael Lane Jailed For Life
In March 2017, Lane, then 27, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years Shana’s murder.
Tom Milsom from the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC), says Sussex Police didn’t understand “the difference between a spat between two individuals and harassing behavior” so Shana was “failed”.
He said: “You really need to listen to the victim and I don’t think that happened to Shana,” he says. “She was let down.”