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Man jailed for life for the murder of his partner – Milton Keynes

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 16:17 BST

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, a man has been jailed for life for the murder of his partner in Milton Keynes.

Shane Clarke, aged 52, of Buckingham Road, Bletchley, was sentenced to life, to serve a minimum of 20 years’ imprisonment, at Oxford Crown Court today (13/9).

He pleaded guilty to one count of murder at the same hearing.

Thames Valley Police was called to a property in Brent, Tinkers Bridge, on the morning of Tuesday 29 May this year.

Officers found a woman who had sustained multiple stab wounds to her chest and back.

The victim was later identified as 39-year-old Joanne Bishop of Tinkers Bridge, she was taken to hospital but sadly she died on 2 June from her injuries.

Speaking after today’s hearing, Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Stuart Blaik, of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime unit, said: “Shane Clarke stabbed his partner Joanne Bishop in the torso and back with a screwdriver 28 times in a frenzied attack inside her home on the morning of Tuesday 29 May this year.

“Clarke callously left the address and sometime later called the South Central Ambulance Service. Clarke’s telephone conversation with the ambulance operator was horrific. He displayed no remorse or care for what he had done.

“On arrival, the ambulance crew were able to find signs of life and worked tirelessly along with hospital staff to save Joanne but sadly she died four days later in hospital.

“Clarke is violent man who rightly deserves the sentence that has been passed today.

“Joanne’s family have shown great strength throughout the investigation and my thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time.”

JW