Photo of Christopher Hampton issued by Avon and Somerset Police
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Man jailed 32 years after murder thanks to DNA test

A man who sexually assaulted and stabbed a girl 32 years ago has been given a life sentence for her murder.

Melanie Road, 17, was attacked as she made her way home from a nightclub in Bath in June 1984.

Christopher Hampton, 64, was caught in 2015 after police arrested his daughter for a minor offence, and her DNA profile led to her father.

Jon Kay reports from Bristol.

  • 09 May 2016