Man Jailed For Murdering Partner With Screwdriver

14 September 2018, 16:25 | Updated: 14 September 2018, 17:11

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A man who stabbed his partner 28 times with a screwdriver laughed as he told the emergency services he had just "stabbed the missus".

Shane Clarke, aged 52, launched a "frenzied attack" on partner Joanne Bishop on May 29, leaving her with multiple stab wounds to the chest and back.

He was jailed for life for the murder of the 39-year-old at Oxford Crown Court on Friday, Thames Valley Police (TVP) said.

In a phone call to the emergency services, released by the force, he tells a shocked 999 operator "I've just stabbed the missus".

"I think she's gone", he says through laughter, before adding: "I think she's dead mate".

Asked repeatedly to check on her condition, he replies: "No, I don't want to go back there."

Paramedics later found signs of life when they attended the property in Brent, Tinkers Bridge, in Milton Keynes.

They worked "tirelessly" to save Ms Bishop, who died in hospital four days later.

Speaking after the hearing, senior investigating officer detective inspector Stuart Blaik said: "Shane Clarke stabbed his partner Joanne Bishop in the torso and back with a screwdriver 28 times in a frenzied attack inside her home on the morning of Tuesday 29 May this year.

"Clarke callously left the address and sometime later called the South Central Ambulance Service.

"Clarke's telephone conversation with the ambulance operator was horrific. He displayed no remorse or care for what he had done."