Ex-policeman jailed for life

Former Kent police officer Ivan Esack has been jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering his wife Natalie.

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Could police have saved Natalie Esack?

Natalie Esack's family have made no complaint about the way Kent Police handled their daughter's case. She was stabbed to death by her estranged husband, and former police detective, Ivan Esack after years of abuse.

However, one leading domestic violence charity believes Natalie's repeated contact with police - four times she told them about her husband's abuse - warranted a stronger response.

Earlier Sangeeta spoke to Julia Dwyer from Refuge and started by asking her what more police could have done.


Family reacts to life sentence for wife murderer

Former police detective Ivan Esack was today jailed for life for the brutal murder of his estranged wife - and must serve a minimum term of 28 years.

Passing sentence, the judge said he'd planned the killing "to the minute" before he knifed Natalie Esack 11 times at her hair salon in Ashford.

It's emerged that Natalie contacted police about her threatening husband four times between 2009 and a month before the murder.

Her family have praised the force but a leading domestic abuse charity says Kent Police could and should have done more to protect her.

Derek Johnson reports and speaks Jim Wilkinson, Natalie's father, Natalie's boyfriend Justin Khadaroo and Det Ch Insp Paul Fotheringham.

Natalie Esack 'A loving, caring person'

Ivan Esack is beginning a life sentence for the murder of his estranged wife Natalie and has been told he will spend at least 28 years behind bars. Esack stabbed Natalie to death in April 2012 in the hair salon she ran in Ashford, Kent.

Natalie was subjected to years of verbal and physical abuse and despite making 999 calls would not press charges against the former detective-turned-football agent.

Natalie's boyfriend Justin Khadaroo reacts to the sentencing, pays tribute to ''a loving, caring person'' and urges anyone who is in an abusive relationship to learn from what happened to Natalie.

Wife killer sentenced - court report

A former detective who stabbed his estranged wife to death at her hairdresser's salon in Kent has been told he will spend at least 28 years in prison.

A judge said Ivan Esack planned the killing "to the minute". Derek Johnson reports and speaks to Natalie Esack's boyfriend Justin Khadaroo.


Killer convicted of wife's murder

Our correspondent Derek Johnson was in court to hear the jury find Ivan Esack guilty of the murder of his estranged wife Natalie Esack. His report includes CCTV of Esack on the day of the murder and an interview with Natalie's father Jim Wilkinson.

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