A conman who murdered a County Durham woman and then went about emptying her bank accounts has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Rakesh Bhayani stabbed Carole Waugh to death and hid her body, and then spent most of her life's earnings on luxury hotels, prostitutes and designer goods.
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NFU Mutual has found the cost of rural crime in our region rose by a fifth last year, despite a decrease nationally.
The victim was walking her dog last month in an area known to locals as 'Black Bobby's Field'.