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Hairdresser's ex-boyfriend jailed for life for her murder

Asher Maslin, 22, who stabbed ex-girlfriend Hollie Gazzard to death at the hair salon where she worked in Gloucester, was jailed for life today and ordered to serve a minimum of 24 years imprisonment by a judge at Gloucester Crown Court.

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Ex-boyfriend of hairdresser faces murder sentence

Asher Malin stabbed Hollie Gazzard 14 times after she ended their relationship. Credit: PA

The ex-boyfriend of a hairdresser stabbed to death while she was at work will be sentenced for her murder today.

Asher Maslin, 22, killed Hollie Gazzard, 20, as she worked at Fringe Benefits & La Bella Beauty salon in Gloucester city centre on February 18.

Customers and staff were inside the premises at the time.

Hollie Gazzard had ended her relationship with security guard Maslin days before he killed her. Credit: PA

Following her death, Miss Gazzard's family said "the brightest star" in their lives had gone out.

"She was at the beginning of her life and to have it taken away in this manner is very hard to bear," they said.

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