Defence in Esack murder trial

Former Kent Police detective Ivan Esack has begun his defence. He is on trial for the murder of his estrange wife Natalie Esack. She died after she was stabbed at her hair salon in Ashford.

Former policeman admits to stabbing wife

A former policeman admitted today that he did stab his wife to death at her town centre hairdresser's salon. Ivan Esack pleaded guilty to manslaughter. But he said he didn't murder her because of his diminished responsibility.

A forensic psychiatrist told Maidstone Crown Court that he was suffering from personality disorders that could provide an explanation for the killing. And his lawyer said someone with his medical condition cannot be convicted of murder. Derek Johnson reports.

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Husband admits manslaughter

Our correspondent Derek Johnson is at Maidstone Crown Court for the trial of Ivan Esack. The former police man is on trial for the murder of his estranged wife Natalie at her hair salon in Ashford.

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Ivan Esack pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his wife Natalie at Maidstone Crown Court. He denies murder and his defence is beginning.