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18-year-old girl made chilling 'to-do list' in plot to kidnap and kill ex using 'murder toolkit'

When officers arrested George they discovered the ‘sinister’ items she had collected (Picture: Sussex Police)

A 20-year-old woman who created a ‘meticulous’ to-do list and a ‘murder toolkit’ has been jailed for plotting to kidnap, torture and kill her ex.

Sophie George was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison at Lewes Crown Court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

George, who was 18 at the time, was said to be ‘consumed with revenge’ when she filled two bags with bleach, duct tape, forensic clothing, bin liners and lighter fuel.

She arranged for her victim and former lover to pick her up from her home in Brighton on October 10, 2020.

George insisted the 23-year-old drive her to a location where she collected two filled shopping bags.

She then tried to make him drive to a nearby park, at several points grabbing the steering wheel.

When he resisted, George pulled out a large serrated knife and threatened him.

The man managed to escape the vehicle, but George followed and a struggle ensued during which the victim managed to throw the knife into a bush.

He then managed to call 999 but as he did George bit down on his finger to the bone.

A woman in flats overlooking the road saw George attacking him, and also dialed called 999.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said when officers arrested George they discovered the ‘sinister’ contents of her bags.

He said these included ‘protective clothing, cleaning equipment such as bleach, duct tape and a Stanley knife – all linked to plans to kidnap, murder and ultimately cover up her crimes.’

A search of George’s address also revealed she had made a number of ‘to-do lists’, featuring plans including ‘drive to grave site’, ‘tourture (sic)’, and ‘walk him to site, kill and bury’.

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