Man Convicted of the Murder of Kimberley Deakin

A man from Dorset has pleaded guilty to the murder of Kimberley Deakin, who was killed in Stoke-on-Trent last November.

Lewis Crofts, 30, of Broadstone, admitted killing 29-year-old Kimberley at her home on at Leigh Street on 6 November 2020 during a pre-trial review at Stafford Crown Court on Friday 23rd April.

Police were called to Leigh Street, Burslem, just before 4.45pm on 6 November to reports that a woman had been seriously injured. Tragically, Kimberley died in hospital a short time later.

Crofts had fled the scene in her car but was arrested by police in Northamptonshire.

A Home Office post mortem examination found the cause of death to be stab wounds.

He was remanded into custody to await sentencing at Stafford Crown Court on 4 May.

Tony Walley
Tony Walley
News & Sport Editor

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