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LISTEN: 999 call PC made on the day he killed his wife

A police officer who tried to cover up his wife's murder by stabbing himself after the killing has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years.

Pc Adrian Goldsmith tried to fool his colleagues at Northamptonshire Police into believing he had acted in self-defence, falsely claiming that his wife Jill had lunged at him with a knife.

But a jury at Stafford Crown Court convicted the former detective last week after hearing evidence which proved he battered his 49-year-old spouse in a sustained attack with a mallet.

Click below to listen to the 999 call made:

Body found in hunt for missing 20-year-old woman

Police hunting for a missing 20-year-old woman have found a body in Northampton. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police in Northampton searching for a missing 20-year-old woman have discovered a body at a house in the town.

As part of the search for India Chipchase, inquiries by police officers led them to the property in Stanley Road, St James, where the body of a woman was found.

The body has not yet been formally identified but India's family have been informed.

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

India Chipchase was out with friends in the early hours of Saturday 30 January. She was last seen in Bridge Street at around 12.30am.

A post mortem examination is expected to take place at Leicester Royal Infirmary on Monday.

Police concern for missing 20-year-old

India Chipchase Credit: Northants Police

Northamptonshire Police say they are growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 20 year old woman who has not been seen since a night out with friends.

India Chipchase was out with friends in Northampton town centre in the early hours of Saturday, 30 January, when she was last seen in Bridge Street, at about 12.30am.

The police say it is out of character for India to not make contact with friends and family and she failed to arrive at work yesterday afternoon, which is also out of the ordinary.


Policeman found guilty of murdering his wife at their family home

A serving police officer who murdered his wife and then claimed he'd killed her in self-defence has been found guilty by a crown court jury.

PC Adrian Goldsmith - known as Otis - beat Jill Goldsmith to death at their home in Northampton last year. She had more than 70 injuries.

Following his conviction Mrs Goldsmith's family said he had not only taken her life, but also destroyed the lives of her son, her mother and her brother.

Click below to watch a full report by our Northampton reporter Sarah Cooper..

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