Kate Prout murder

Adrian Prout jailed for life for killing his estranged wife.

The husband of a missing Gloucestershire woman has been jailed for life for killing her.

Adrian Prout will serve a minimum of 18 years after being convicted on Friday.

Kate Prout was last seen at her Redmarley farm on November 5th 2007.She was reported missing five days later by her husband.

She had not taken any personal belongings with her, so police launched a massive search of the surrounding area, with over 100 officers searching land and lakes on their 200 acre farm, but her body was never found.

Adrian Prout was arrested and questioned twice on suspicion of murder, before being arrested again in March last year and being charged.

Police picture of Adrian ProutDetective Superintendent Neil Kelly told Heart's Duncan Cook why it was such a tough case to investigate:

Listen to the interview

Despite the conviction, the agony goes on for Kate's family, who still don't know where she is.

Kate's brother, Richard Wakefield, spoke to Heart for the family:

Listen to the statement

During the case the court was shown segments of Kate's diary, you can see some of them below, along with police photos of Adrian Prout and their Redmarley farm and a police video of Adrian Prout being questioned as a witness.

The court also heard a recording of Kate's last phone call to a bank:

Listen to the recording