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Killer joked during 999 call that he'd 'just stabbed the missus'

Police have released the chilling audio of a man calling to report that he'd stabbed his partner in Milton Keynes.

Shane Clarke, 52, stabbed Joanne Bishop 28 times with a screwdriver, he then left her for dead.

Listen to the phone call below

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Clarke, 52, of Buckingham Road, Bletchley, was sentenced to life, to serve a minimum of 20 years’ imprisonment, at Oxford Crown Court today.

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. They discovered the body of a woman - she had received 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 died four days later of her injuries.

Shane Clarke: Showed no remorse Credit: Thames Valley Police

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.

“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.”

– Stuart Blaik