The killer who murdered Chanelle Hayes’ mother has denied parole 34 years after the brutal attack

Big Brother legend Chanelle Hayes was just four months old when Keith Pollard murdered her biological mother, Andrea Sinclair. The reality TV star previously admitted she hates the thought of it [the convicted killer] be free’

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The killer of Chanelle Hayes’ mother will remain behind bars after the parole board ruled he should not be released.

Chanelle was just four months old when Keith Pollard murdered her biological mother, Andrea Sinclair, on April 5, 1988.

Ms Sinclair was reportedly working as a sex worker in Manchester when client Pollard, now 68, strangled and mutilated her.

The convicted killer’s request to be transferred to an open prison was also denied after an oral hearing last month.

Chanelle – who rose to fame with Channel 4 series Big Brother in 2007 – has previously opened up about the impact her mother’s murder had on her life and her fears Pollard could one day be released from prison.

The mother-of-two, adopted by Christine and Harry Hayes, previously said the convicted killer is “not safe to be on the street” and she “hates the thought of him being free”.

Adopted as a young baby, Chanelle Hayes was raised in West Yorkshire


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The star was just four months old when Keith Pollard murdered her birth mother



Pollard – who had previously been convicted of another murder in 1972 – told the parole board last month he was not ready to be released but would like to be transferred to an open prison.

According to the PA, a parole board spokesman said: “We can confirm that a panel of the parole board denied the release of Keith Pollard following an oral hearing in March. The panel has also declined to make a recommendation for a move to open terms.”

A document detailing the decision claimed that at the time of Ms Sinclair’s murder, Pollard was experiencing problems in his relationship and suffering from low self-esteem.

Chanelle has previously opened up about her mother’s killer


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But since being in prison, he has participated in rehabilitation programs to address his violent and sexual behavior, the document said.

“Concerns have been raised about the effectiveness of this work and it was recommended to the panel that Mr Pollard complete further work to address his level of risk.

“Witnesses did not support Mr. Pollard’s release or his transition to an open prison and believed that it would be necessary for him to do more work in a closed prison first,” the parole documents said.

Chanelle rose to fame during the eighth series of Big Brother

Pollard first became eligible for parole in 2008 and this is his seventh review, meaning he has served an additional 14 years in prison so far.

The convicted murderer will be paroled again in two years.

Speaking on Loose Women in 2016, Chanelle spoke emotionally about being told the truth about her birth mother and her tragic death.

“I always grew up knowing I was adopted… but it was a sugar coated story,” she explained on the ITV show.

“I knew I was adopted. You [Chanelle’s adopted parents] made me a scrapbook of pictures of my mother and sisters.”

Chanelle reminisced about her childhood on Loose Women



The reality TV star went on to explain how her late mother got into the wrong crowd and struggled with drug addiction.

Ms Sinclair gave birth to Chanelle while serving a sentence at Styal Prison in Cheshire

Chatting about Loose Women, Chanelle went on to explain how her adoptive parents revealed the truth about her birth parents after the rebellion as a teenager.

“I totally understand why they wanted to keep this from me. But at that point I found out and it shocked me and made me sick, it felt like the weight was off my shoulders,” the star recalled.

“For my sisters, they were older and it was much harder for them to accept. I was lucky and grew up in a loving family. I don’t know my real father, I have the best father in the world.”

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