Lancashire

Carole Dyson murder: Husband who strangled wife is jailed

Mark Dyson Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption Mark Dyson pleaded guilty to murdering his wife at their home in Adlington

A man who admitted murdering his wife in Lancashire has been jailed for 14 years.

Mark Dyson, 55, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to killing his wife Carole at their home in Harrison Road, Adlington on 29 April.

Mrs Dyson, 53, was found at the house by police following a report of concerns for her safety. Her husband was arrested shortly afterwards.

A post-mortem examination found she was killed by asphyxiation.

Her death was described in court as a "cruel and merciless strangulation", police said.

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Image caption Carole Dyson was pronounced dead at the scene in Harrison Road

Det Insp John Roy said: "I welcome the fact that Mark Dyson has admitted the murder of his wife, which has at least spared the family the pain of a trial.

"This is a tragic case and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Carole Dyson."

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