A former aide to the Duchess of York who stabbed her boyfriend to death is back in jail accused of harassing an ex-lover.
Jane Andrews – who was Fergie’s dresser for nine years – was released from prison in 2015 having served just 14 years of her life sentence for a cold-blooded murder that shocked the nation.
The 51-year-old stabbed millionaire boyfriend Tom Cressman in the chest as he slept after he refused to marry her.
Now Andrews has been locked up again in New Hall women’s jail in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, for a harassment allegation that is not thought to be related to Mr Cressman’s family.
Former aide to Sarah Ferguson (right) Jane Andrews (left) killed her boyfriend when he refused to marry her
A Parole Board panel will decide next month whether she poses a risk to the public and should be released or sent back to prison. No charges have been brought against her.
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s sufficiently serious for Andrews to be returned to custody. It’s a huge blow to her.’
Last night, Mr Cressman’s brother, Rick, 67, said: ‘I get no pleasure from saying, “I told you so”.
‘It was inevitable she’d be recalled as clearly she wasn’t ready to be let out.
Sarah Ferguson with her dresser Jane Andrews are pictured in Washington DC when Andrews worked for Fergie
‘At the parole hearing which saw her freed, our family’s joint letter warning of the dangers of her being released was read out to be taken into account but was clearly ignored.
‘This is just a further unwelcome reminder of what Andrews did to Tom, and how she’s left us all bereft and utterly devastated.’
When she was first released, he warned the Parole Board that it would ‘regret’ its decision and said she remained a ‘seriously dangerous individual’.
Jealous Andrews charged at her partner with a cricket bat and a knife at his flat in Fulham, west London in 2000 after he refused to marry her. She had been fired from the Royal Household in 1997.
Convicted murderer and former aide to the Duchess of York, Jane Andrews, stabbed her lover to death in his sleep
She fled following the murder, only to be caught four days later.
The Duchess of York left two voicemails pleading with Andrews to hand herself in, and cabbie Darren Auckland contacted the Press when she tried to get in his taxi.
She was jailed in 2001 and given a life sentence, with a minimum of 12 years.
She has reportedly been working as an antiques dealer since her release three years ago.
In 2009 Andrews escaped from an open prison in Kent to meet her parents in a graveyard in the middle of the night. It is now up to the Parole Board whether she is released or kept in prison.