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Life sentence for West Bridgford man after Epperstone Court murder

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A man who stabbed another man to death in West Bridgford has been jailed for life.

Andrew Clark, 54, of Bassingfield Lane, Gamston, was murdered in a flat at Epperstone Court, West Bridgford, on 5 January 2020.

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Police were called at around 2.20pm and discovered Andrew Clark dead in the flat. A post-mortem revealed that he had died of a fatal stab wound to his chest. He had also sustained a wound to his neck.

Charles Fraser, 58, of Epperstone Court, was arrested in connection with the incident soon after the report was made and charged with murder at Nottingham Crown Court on 9 January.

Fraser had used a kitchen knife to kill Andrew, the weapon was recovered at the scene.

He pleaded guilty to murder at the same court on Wednesday 8 July and was sentenced today.

He will now spend life in jail for murder, serving a minimum term of 12 years and 362 days.

Detective Inspector Richard Monk, who led the investigation into Andrew Clark’s death, said: “From the outset, it was clear that Fraser and Andrew knew each other.

“Fraser was quickly arrested at the scene. I’d like to thank everyone involved in the investigation for their hard work and efforts which resulted in a guilty plea.

“The impact of Fraser’s actions that day are devastating and I am pleased that justice has been served.

“He will now face a lengthy jail term and I hope that today’s sentence provides some closure for Andrew’s family and friends.”