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Man starts life sentence for Murder

Written by on 4 May 2021

A man is today starting life behind bars for the murder of a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

A court was told, Lewis Crofts, stabbed 29-year-old Kimberley Deakin, his ex-partner multiple times in the face, neck and chest at her home in Burslem on November the sixth last year. She was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

30-year-old Crofts from Dorset, admitted killing Kimberley and was yesterday jailed for 16 years and three months.

Detectives say they hope the sentencing now gives some sense of justice and allows all that knew her to move forward with grieving for their loss.