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Woman who stabbed neighbour to death while high on Buckfast and Valium is jailed for life

Buckfast bottleA woman who was like a wild animal when she brutally murdered a mother-of-two after a silly row has been caged for life.

A trial heard how Lorraine Foy’s terrified teenage daughters saw their 36-year-old mum stabbed to death in a frenzied attack in a Glasgow street.

Minutes earlier there had been a “shouting match” as Tracy Meikle, 33, stood at her first floor window in Crowlin Crescent, Cranhill, and Ms Foy stood in the street outside, accusing Meikle of head-butting a 14-year-old girl.

Knife wielding Meikle had been taking Valium washed down with Buckfast and cider, judge Lord Jones was told at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Ordering Meikle to serve at least 15 years before she can apply for release on licence the judge told her he had read accounts from Ms Foy’s daughters and other relatives on the impact of her death.

“It is clear that the whole family has been devastated by the utterly pointless and cruel murder,” he said.

• Full story at the Daily Record.

Buckfast Tonic Wine is made by the Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and distributed by J. Chandler & Co (Buckfast) Ltd of Andover. Mention of the wine was removed from the Abbey’s website at some point after July 2011.

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