Paul Taylor has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum 18 years, after being found guilty of murdering Sally McGrath from Peterborough.
Taylor was also found guilty of a number of serious sexual offences.
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D-Day veterans from the West Midlands were given France's highest honour today, 18 months after a pledge to award every living soldier.
Dry for much of the Wednesday with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Wednesday will be another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.