Bournemouth man found guilty of murdering niece

A man from Bournemouth has been found guilty of murdering his niece whom he was also in a relationship with.

Christopher Wall, aged 58 and of Shelbourne Road, was convicted, following a 12-day trial at Winchester Crown Court.

Christopher Wall will be sentenced tomorrow Credit: Dorset Police

In December last year, police were called to reports of a woman who had been found with head injuries outside the Charminster Supermarket in Charminster Road.

She was taken to hospital with a serious brain injury but later died.

Hayley died as a result of her injuries in hospital in the early hours of Thursday 22nd December 2016 Credit: Dorset Police

The jury heard that, while Christopher and Hayley Wall were uncle and niece, they were living together as partners.

On Tuesday 13th December 2016, officers found blood-stained clothing and blood smears in the bedroom and bathroom.

Christopher Wall was asleep in the bed and had what appeared to be stab or puncture wounds in his back as well as a cut to his hand.

An ambulance was called and he was treated for his injuries.

He was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and, after being treated in hospital, was taken into custody.