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Footballer's Sentence Increased

A former Stoke City Academy footballer who murdered his 15-year old girldfriend, has had his sentence increased by Court of Appeal judges.

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Murder sentence increased for former Stoke Academy footballer

A former Stoke City Academy footballer who murdered his 15-year old girlfriend has had his sentence increased by Court of Appeal judges.

Andrew Hall was originally sentenced in September to life with a minimum of 10-years, for the murder of Megan-Leigh Peat.

His minimum term - the least amount of time he must serve behind bars before becoming eligible to apply for parole - was increased to 15 years by three judges in London today.

Lady Justice Rafferty, Mr Justice Globe and Mr Justice Leggatt agreed with submissions made on behalf of Attorney General Dominic Grieve that the 10-year minimum was too low and did not adequately reflect the seriousness of the crime.

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