A father from Milton Keynes accused of murdering his partner has admitted killing her.

Paul Hemming, who's 43, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 31-year-old Natalie Hemming, a mother-of-three, but not guilty to murdering her.

He fought back tears at Luton Crown Court today as he also pleaded guilty to obstructing the coroner and preventing the decent and lawful burial of a body.

The pair had been living together in Alderney Avenue in the Newton Leys area of Milton Keynes, when Natalie went missing.

She disappeared on 1 May after visiting her mother's home in Hemel Hempstead.

Her body was found three weeks later in woodland at Chandlers Cross near Rickmansworth.

Paul Hemming will go on trial for murder at 10am tomorrow (26 October).