On December 14, after she was set on fire and left for dead, Suzanne somehow survived the brutal attack. She staggered up the embankment where she was found near a golf course by Mr. Barry Sutcliffe as he was driving to work.
She said she had been held for over a week in a flat somewhere, she wasn't sure where, and she had been injected with drugs and that she had been brought up here and dumped.
Naked and covered in blood, Suzanne had burns over 80% of her body. She kept thanking her rescuers for their kindness.
Four days later, Suzanne Capper, unfortunately, succumbed to her injuries at Withington Hospital. The widespread burns over her body led to severe internal complications and one of her lungs partially collapsed.
Before Suzanne died, however, she named all of her killers.
Police were met with a complete and utter mess when they arrived at the house at 97 Langworthy Road. The living room, where stolen car seats line the wall in lieu of sofas, was covered in rubbish. Suzanne's hair, discarded teeth, and a pair of bloody pliers were found in the trash bin.
The gang initially denied any involvement, but then Anthony, urged by his father, confessed. As the story began to unfold, the detectives working on the case couldn't believe how one human being could do this to another. Even the most seasoned among them were moved to tears.
In an effort to distance themselves from the final act of horror of burning Suzanne, the gang turned on one another during the trial. Jean claimed she sat in the car while others actually did the deed. She said she loved Suzanne like a sister and that she had locked her up for her own safety.
Bernadette said that while she had held the canister of gasoline, it was Anthony who had grabbed it from her moments before Suzanne was set on fire. She said that she had injected Suzanne with amphetamines to protect her from being injected with heroin.
Anthony blamed Glyn for setting Suzanne on fire.