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A man found guilty of murdering his partner after strangling her to death

Michael Foster has been found guilty of murdering his partner Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A man has been found guilty of murdering his partner at their home in Mansfield.

39-year-old Michael Foster was convicted of the murder of 44-year-old Paula Harris following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

Miss Harris was last seen at the multi-occupancy flat complex, where she lived with Foster, on 28 January 2018.

Police found her body after forcing entry to her flat which was locked. Foster had strangled her to death.

Paula Harris was strangled to death Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

It was apparent that Foster had fled from the scene in Miss Harris’ Ford Fiesta.

Police found her car locked and unattended in Mansfield Woodhouse on 30 January 2018. After receiving information officers found Foster a nearby address and arrested him.

He will appear at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Monday (10 September).