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Croydon man 'flipped' and strangled wife over affair

A man strangled his wife after she confessed to an affair, the Old Bailey has heard.

Gary Brockwell told police he "flipped" after his childhood sweetheart Gaynor, 46, said she was leaving him for another man.

Mr Brockwell, of Court Wood Lane, Croydon, south London, denies murder but admits manslaughter on the grounds of lack of intent and loss of control.

The 48-year-old told officers: "I felt angry and patronised. I flipped."

He told officers last October that he and his wife had spent the evening in a village pub with friends.

After returning home, they danced before Mrs Brockwell broke the news to him and stroked his face.

The court heard that Mrs Brockwell told him: "You know how much I love you but I am seeing someone. I am going tonight."

The trial continues.

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