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Scorned lover John Jessop jailed for life after slitting the throat of Clair Ablewhite

A scorned lover who sliced his victim’s throat after he was unable to accept her ending the relationship was today jailed for life. 

Mother-of-three Clair Ablewhite, 47, was brutally stabbed to death by younger lover John Jessop in the picturesque village of Colston Basset on the outskirts of Nottinghamshire in February.

Judge Stuart Rafferty KC today today jailed Jessop for life, setting the minimum term at 17 years and eight months at Nottinghamshire Crown Court. 

Mrs Ablewhite suffered extensive knife wounds to the neck and chest, and well as a series of blunt force and defensive injuries during the vicious attack.

Factory worker Jessop left the £450,000 property without alerting the authorities, and arrived back at his flat in Newark, Notts, in the early hours of the morning.

Mrs Ablewhite’s body was discovered by her shocked 74-year-old father Graham Tinkley in the bloodstained home the following day.

Mr Tinkley, who found his daughter lying by the fireplace still in her pyjamas, told the court: ‘To this day I wake up in the night; panic attacks. I see Clair in my dreams. 

‘I see blood gushing from her throat trying to resuscitate her dead body.’

Source” Content adapted from dailymail

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