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Killer footballer brutally stabbed 15-year-old girlfriend 60 times

A former Stoke City football academy player stabbed his 15-year-old girlfriend 60 times with two knives after arguments over his jealousy.

Megan-Leigh Peat was stabbed repeatedly by her boyfriend in the head, neck and upper chest.

Andrew Hall admitted murdering 15-year-old Megan-Leigh Credit: Police handout

The attack happened at around 1.30am on June 9 in the kitchen of a mutual friend's house where the pair were alone.

Megan-Leigh was found by officers in a pool of blood and died of severe blood loss. Her injuries included defensive wounds to her hands and arms.

Only you know why you did what you did that night and what the catalyst was for such a ferocious attack. It is clear you were jealous of her innocent friendships with others."

– Judge Richard Foster
Photo issued by Bedfordshire Police of Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall pleaded guilty to murder today at Luton Crown Court and was jailed for life with a minimum of ten years.

Police at the scene where fifteen year old school girl Megan-Leigh Peat was murdered Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Hall murdered the young teenager after they had been drinking with friends at the Bumble Bee pub in Flitwick watching a Euro 2012 match, the court heard.

The couple began arguing about Hall's jealousy, an issue which regularly caused problems throughout their nine month relationship.

The pain of losing our beautiful daughter and the tragic and awful way she died will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Megan was loved so much and will be missed forever."

– Megan-Leigh Peat family statement

Peter McCartney, mitigating, said the attack was a "catastrophic loss of control".

He added: "Mr Hall is extremely remorseful. He appreciates the extreme distress and bereavement he has caused to her family.

"He is at a loss to know how he could have lost control to the extent that he did."

Mr Wicks said Hall had been named Stoke Academy's player of the season and was on the brink of becoming a professional with the club.

Megan-Leigh Peat Credit: Press Association