Man admits to murder of girlfriend in Chelmsford

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A man has admitted murdering 19-year-old Ashley Wadsworth in Chelmsford.

Jack Sepple, 23, was arrested after officers were called to an incident in Tennyson Road on Tuesday February 1.

During that incident, Ashley, who had moved to the UK from Canada to be with Sepple, had sustained a number of stab wounds and was pronounced dead.

Sepple, of Tennyson Road, Chelmsford, was subsequently charged with murder.

He appeared for a trial preparation hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court today and entered a guilty plea.

He will be sentenced on October 10.

Detective Superintendent Scott Egerton, senior investigating officer, said: “Today, Jack Sepple has admitted murdering Ashley Wadsworth.

“The evidence against Sepple is so overwhelming that he was left with very few options other than to admit his guilt.

“At the very least, today’s plea means Ashley’s family will be spared the heartache of having to sit through a trial.

“I hope today that they can feel some form of comfort knowing that Sepple is facing a substantial amount of time behind bars for his actions.”

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