A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his wife.

Anil Gill of Beresford Close, Milton Keynes stabbed his 43-year-old wife, Ranjit Gill, multiple times before leaving her wrapped in a duvet and bin liners in the garage.

Officers were called to Beresford Close, Emmerson Valley on January 31, 2021, by Anil Gill reporting that he had killed his wife.

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After attending immediately, officers found she had been deceased at the scene for some time and Gill was charged the following day.

He must serve 22 years before he is eligible for parole after being convicted of one count of murder by a unanimous jury at Luton Crown Court on Friday (November 12).

Senior investigation officer, Detective Inspector Nicola Douglas of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “The only sentence for murder is life imprisonment.

"HHJ Bishop described this murder as ruthless and cold-blooded with a significant number of aggravating factors.

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"I am satisfied the minimum term to be served of 22 years reflects the severity of this awful crime.

“I would like to again pay tribute and thank the family of Ranjit who have shown such dignity in the most terrible of circumstances.

 “Domestic violence and abuse is not acceptable and people should not have to suffer at the hands of someone else.

“I would encourage anyone who is being abused by a partner or family member to please report it.

“If you are in immediate danger please dial 999, you can also report using our online domestic abuse reporting page or if you are not in immediate danger you can call 101.

“There is also further information and how to get support from other agencies on our website.”

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