‘Sex addict’ marketing director, 41, stabbed himself in the neck after murdering his 22-year-old dancer girlfriend, inquest hears
- Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, 22, was found stabbed to death in home in Kettering
- Body of boyfriend, Ben Green, 41, was also found with self-inflicted knife wounds
- Green thought to have stabbed his younger girlfriend to death, before turning blade on himself in a horrifying murder-suicide
- He died from a fatal ‘neck wound’, the Northamptonshire inquest heard today
A ‘sex addict’ father-of-three murdered his younger girlfriend before stabbing himself in the neck, an inquest heard today.
The body of marketing officer Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, 22, was found by police at a property in Kettering on August 27 following a report of concern for her welfare.
Marketing director Benjamin Green, 41, was found alongside Maddie, who he is thought to have dated for around a year.
Police believe Green stabbed the 22-year-old to death before turning the blade on himself in a horrifying murder-suicide.
Coroner Hassan Shah today opened an inquest into the death of 41-year-old Green, who police had said suffered self-inflicted fatal stab wounds.
At a brief hearing in Northamptonshire Coroner’s Court today, Mr Shah stated the provisional cause of death as an incised wound to the neck, pending toxicology and histology reports.
Speaking after his death, former friends slammed Green as a misogynistic ‘woman-hating sex addict’ who slept with up to eight women at the same time despite being a married father-of-three.
Maddie was found dead at a house alongside Ben Green (pictured), another marketing director who police believe stabbed the 22-year-old before turning the knife on himself in a murder-suicide
The body of marketing executive Maddie Durdant-Hollamby, 22, was found by police at a property in Slate Drive, in Kettering, shortly after 1pm on August 27, following a report of concern for her welfare
Marketing director Benjamin Green, 41, (pictured) died after suffering a fatal self-inflicted incision to the neck, Northamptonshire Coroner’s Court confirmed on Thursday
A former friend told the Sun that ‘chilling and calculated’ Green would treat women as his ‘property’ and showed them no respect.
One said: ‘He treated women as his property. I knew him for a year and there would be hundreds of women in that time.
‘He had zero respect for his conquests and would be so rude to them. It was chilling the way he always said he would get what he wanted.’
Mr Shah told the short hearing: ‘I have got on the officer’s report that Mr Green was found deceased on the 27th of August at Slate Drive in Kettering.
‘I have a provisional cause of death, which is incised wounds to the neck, pending toxicology and histology.’
The coroner also said Benjamin Green’s body had been identified by his father Anthony at Leicester Royal Infirmary on September 1st.
A full inquest will be heard on Thursday 13th January – the same day as the report into Maddie’s death will be heard.
At the opening of her inquest last week the provisional cause of death was given as stab wounds to the chest.
Ms Durdant-Hollamby was from the wealthy village of Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, where her parents, Steve, 48 and Rachel, 47 released a statement saying they were ‘absolutely devastated’ by the loss of their daughter.
The statement went on: ‘Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her. The shock and pain we are feeling is indescribable.
‘She was a beautiful person both inside and out, who loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.
‘Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met.
‘A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing. Her life has been sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.
‘Our thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved Maddie as much as we did.’
Officers were called to a detached (pictured) property on Slate Drive in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, at around 1pm on Friday, August 27 over a welfare concern
Tributes have poured in for the young 22-year-old who was brutally killed in a murder-suicide by boyfriend Ben Green
In a statement released earlier, Ben Green’s family said: ‘Ben was an extremely loving father to three extraordinary young children and was a beloved partner to his ex-wife. He was also a loving son, brother, uncle, and nephew.
‘There are no words to describe the extremely sad circumstance of this tragic incident and our thoughts and prayers are with Maddie’s family, loved ones and friends.’
Detective Inspector Nicole Main of Northants police said: ‘Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was a young woman with a bright future ahead of her, and we are making sure her family are fully supported as we work to answer their questions about how she came to lose her life.
‘Our investigation has found no known background of domestic abuse in this case so far, but we continue to appeal to anyone with any information they believe to be relevant to our inquiries to contact us.’
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