Detective says Dantes’ attack on parents was ‘most brutal’ she has investigated

The scene of Dantes' attack on his parents in Worksop
The scene of Dantes' attack on his parents in Worksop

A detective who led the investigation into the killing of a Worksop couple says it was the ‘most brutal, unprovoked’ killing she had ever seen.

Kamil Dantes, 29, admitted the manslaughter of his parents, Leszek Dantes and Malgorzata Dantes, on the grounds of diminished responsibility when he appeared at Nottignham Crown Court on May 27 2015.

Today he was sentenced to life in prison and told he must serve a minimum of 17 years and 354 days. He was also made subject of a hospital order under section 45 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Detective Chief Inspector Leigh Sanders said: “This was the most brutal, unprovoked murder that I have come across in my years of service.

“The severity of the attacks is something I have not experienced before, nor have many others in the criminal justice system.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in this case for all their hard work on what has been a difficult and complex investigation.”