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