Leicester

Tom Blakebrough admits stabbing ex-partner Amanda Hunt

Tom Blakebrough
Image caption Blakebrough has been told he must serve a minimum of 14 years

A man described by police as "deceitful and dangerous" has admitted stabbing his former partner to death in Leicester.

The body of Amanda Hunt, 44, of Braunstone, was found in a house in Danvers Road in the early hours of 30 September.

Tom Blakebrough, 28, of Danvers Road, Leicester, pleaded guilty to her murder at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 14 years.

'Horrific scene'

Police were called to the property after reports of a domestic disturbance and discovered Ms Hunt's body and Blakebrough, who had serious injuries.

Image caption Amanda Hunt's family described her as a caring person

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Hunt died from a stab wound.

The senior investigating officer on the case, Det Ch Insp Matt Hewson , said: "The officers who initially attended the incident were faced with an horrific scene, this was a violent crime committed by a deceitful and dangerous individual.

"The last nine months have been difficult for Amanda's family and I hope today's result helps them move on with their lives and put the events of September 30 behind them."

In a statement, Ms Hunt's family said: "Amanda has died and nothing can bring her back.

"It hurts to know we will never see her again and she will not be able to enjoy her family and grandchildren into her old age.

"Amanda was a caring person who was a dearly loved daughter, mother and grandmother."

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