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Man jailed for life for murdering his estranged wife in Andover

A man has been jailed for life for murdering his estranged wife in Andover.

Lucy-Anne Rushton, 30, died from multiple injuries to her face, neck, torso and limbs at her home on Suffolk Road on June 23.

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Shaun Dyson, 28, has been told he will serve a minimum of 17 years in prison.

Dyson changed his plea to guilty during a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

He had previously admitted manslaughter but denied murdering Lucy-Anne.

Tributes have poured in for Lucy-Anne Credit: ITV News Meridian

Our thoughts, first and foremost, are with the family of Lucy-Anne Rushton.

“Not only have they had to endure what happened that night, but they have had to relive their experience in court.

“I would like to praise their courage and hope that today’s sentence helps them to rebuild their lives.

“The trial heard that Shaun Dyson had been violent towards the victim previously, and his behaviour culminated in the brutal murder of Lucy-Anne.

“Tackling offenders of domestic abuse is a key priority for Hampshire Constabulary, and I hope that today’s sentence gives victims some confidence to come forward and talk to us.”

– Detective Inspector Adam Edwards, Hampshire Police