Stratford estate agent jailed for 15 years

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A STRATFORD-UPON-AVON estate agent has been jailed for 15 years after murdering his wife.

David Clark fatally stabbed his wife Melanie at their home on New Year’s Eve last year.

The 49-year-old worked for Sheldon Bosley Knight in Stratford in 2013 before leaving in 2016 and re-joining the company last year.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson from West Mercia Police, said: “This was a tragic, senseless crime which has devastated Melanie’s family and has left her children to grow up without a mother.

“I am thankful that justice has been served and I sincerely hope today’s sentencing will provide a small sense of closure for Melanie’s family, who have been left to face the full repercussions of Clark’s actions in the most painful way.

“My thoughts remain with them as they continue to rebuild their lives, and I would continue to ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

“I would like to thank all of the officers and staff involved within this investigation, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that David Clark was brought before the courts and will now face justice for his actions.”