Christine, the mother of a 3-year-old boy, was pregnant with twins at the time of her death. She was found naked, and face down in the bath, by her mother.
The man leading the enquiry, Detective Superintendent Paul Buschini, said:
"It may well be that members of Preston's Asian community can help us and I would appeal to them to come forward as soon as possible."Despite being alibied by his mother and a friend, former security guard, Waseem Mirza, was subsequently convicted of strangling Christine and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The power of propaganda is amazing, isn't it?
Christine was, as you can see, beautiful. And yet she would conduct a three-year on-off affair with a man like Mirza. A man who, when told the twins she was expecting were his, would kill her because he was 'embarrassed and angry.' A man who, according to Lord Justice Kennedy, 'was not particularly bright, his IQ was assessed in the area of 73 or 74.' (Thus, Mirza was '3 or 4' points brainier than a moron)
Just fifty years ago, a girl like Christine wouldn't have entertained a creep like Mirza. Nowadays, it seems as though many of our very young girls can't wait to hurl themselves at such alien reprobates.
Oh yes, ladies and gents, the power of propaganda can work miracles. And, whatever the opposite of a mirace is, propaganda can work that too.
No MP has ever mentioned Christine Askey in the House of Commons.
Here is a picture of Christine and her son in happier times: