Berkshire

Man admits murdering wife of 17 years in Slough

A man has admitted murdering his wife and leaving her body on the kitchen floor while he went to work.

Imran Sharif, 44, dropped the couple's four children off at school then returned home and attacked Raheela Imran, 45, in October last year.

She was left to die in their home in Hillersdon, Slough, police said.

Sharif had previously denied murder but changed his plea at Reading Crown Court after confiding in another prisoner at Bullingdon Prison.

Raheela's body was discovered by her brother when he found the front door ajar on October 20 2014.

Adrian Foster, chief crown prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service, said Sharif concealed his bloodstained clothes and got rid of the murder weapon on the day of the murder.

"Violent man"

The weapon has never been found.

A post-mortem examination showed his wife had suffered a fatal wound to the neck.

Mr Foster said: "He is clearly an extremely violent and dangerous man."

Det Chf Insp Mike Lynch, from Thames Valley Police, said: "I am glad that Sharif has accepted responsibility for what he did and admitted today that he took his wife's life.

"This has been an incredibly difficult time for Raheela's family and friends as they try to come to terms with their loss.

"Although it may offer them little comfort, I hope that Sharif's guilty plea will be of some help as they begin to rebuild their family's lives."

Sharif is due to be sentenced on 5 May.

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