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Murderer told that he must serve 27 years

Stefan Mayne was jailed for life Credit: Dorset Police

Stefan Mayne from Bournemouth, has been convicted of murdering 25-year-old Jennifer Williams following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

He was today – Friday 20 May 2016 – handed a life sentence and told he would have to serve a minimum of 27 years before being considered for parole.

The court heard that Jennifer was attacked on Saturday 20 June 2015 in her one-bedroomed house in Colehill Crescent.

She had been stabbed eight times in her back, neck, right breast, left thigh and six times across her abdomen. She also sustained multiple defence wounds on both her arms and hands.

A post mortem examination found Jennifer died from the stab wounds to her abdomen.

The court heard that sometime after February 2014, Jennifer lost her job and she set up a profile on a website advertising sexual services.

It was during the summer of 2014 that Jennifer met Mayne, 26, and he became a client of hers. After a period of time Mayne told Jennifer that he wanted their relationship to become more personal, the court heard.

Jennifer Williams died from stab wounds Credit: Dorset Police

In June 2015 Mayne asked Jennifer to attend a family meal to celebrate his brother’s birthday, but she declined.

On Friday 19 June 2015, Mayne repeatedly contacted Jennifer to ask if she was available the following day. She told him she was but asked him to stop harassing her.

The following afternoon – Saturday 20 June – Mayne visited Jennifer in her home.

Neighbours reported hearing shouting and screaming and when they went outside they discovered Jennifer collapsed on the floor, covered in blood.

Bournemouth fans head for Old Trafford again

Cherries fans will be back at Old Trafford this evening Credit: ITV

Bournemouth football fans will be making their way to Old Trafford today to finally see their team take on Manchester United.

Many are travelling for free after the first game was cancelled at the weekend due to a bomb scare. Supporters were also given their money back and free entry to today's match.


Ticket refunds and free entry for Manchester United v. Bournemouth match

Entry to the rescheduled match will be free Credit: PA

Ticket refunds will be given - and entry to the rescheduled match on Tuesday will be free - following the abandonment of Manchester United's home match against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Season Ticket holders (for their equivalent match ticket price), match ticket purchasers and Matchday VIP purchasers will receive a refund.

Any supporters who would have accessed the stadium with their Season Card or Membership Card on Sunday will be able to do so again, and supporters with paper tickets can use them again too, all free of charge.

Replacement paper tickets can be issued and can be reprinted at Ticketing & Membership Services on Monday or Tuesday. Fans who come to the stadium to do this on Tuesday are advised to arrive early please to avoid queues.

As previously confirmed on, the rearranged match will kick off at 20:00 BST on Tuesday, 17 May.

Bournemouth road closures in place after landslip

Part of the cliff broke away two weeks ago Credit: ITV Meridian

Road closures are in place in Bournemouth as work's carried out to clear last month's landslip.

East Overcliff Drive is shut indefinitely after parts of the cliff broke away two weeks ago.

Traffic diversions are in place at the junction of Manor Road and at the Russell Cotes Road junction with Bath Road.

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