Norfolk Manslaughter: Family "Let Down" By Sentence

25 January 2013, 15:37 | Updated: 25 January 2013, 15:51

Angela Phillips died two days after being admitted to hospital with head injuries after an incident at her family home outside Norwich in June 2012.

Today (Friday, January 25) Angela's husband, 39-year-old Thomas Crompton, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for manslaughter.

Crompton, previously of Manor Farm Cottages, Arminghall Lane, Arminghall, was found guilty of having assaulted his wife, 34-year-old Angela Crompton (Phillips), after an argument on Monday 11 June 2012 causing such severe head injuries that she died two days later in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

He was found not guilty of murder by the jury at Norwich Crown Court following a nine day trial - but guilty of her manslaughter due to loss of control.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Firm, of Norfolk Constabulary, said: "Now Crompton has been sentenced we hope Angela's family can start to get some closure to this tragic incident.

"This was a complex, emotive and difficult case for all parties concerned and it demonstrates that violence is never the answer to any domestic argument. The actions of Crompton have had widespread and devastating consequences for the children and family of Angela and Thomas."