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Man found guilty of Bromsgrove murder

Following a West Mercia Police investigation, a 49-year-old man has today been convicted of the murder of his wife on 31 December 2017.

David Clark, formerly of Cloverdale, Bromsgrove, was convicted today (Wednesday 27 June) following a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court.David Clark
David Clark

Shortly after 11.50pm on Sunday 31 December last year, police were called to the Clark's home address where 44-year-old Melanie Clark was found deceased in an upstairs bedroom. A post-mortem later confirmed the cause of her death to be from a stab wound to the chest.

David Clark was arrested at the scene and was charged with Melanie's murder on 2 January. He appeared at Worcester Magistrates' Court on the same day and was remanded in custody.

Clark will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on 12 July.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson from West Mercia Police, said: "This was a tragic, senseless crime which has devastated Melanie's family and has left her children to grow up without a mother.

"I hope the outcome of today's proceedings will provide a small sense of closure for Melanie's family, who have shown tremendous resilience and courage in dealing with this tragedy. My thoughts remain with them as they continue to rebuild their lives, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

"I would like to thank all of the officers and staff involved within this investigation, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that David Clark was brought before the courts and will now face justice for his actions."

Issued: 3.50pm, Wednesday 27 June, Holly Claydon-Bevan, Corporate Communications

Published 27/06/18