09/06/2015

Man Jailed For Life For Chris Fields Murder

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of Chris Fields in Stockport in December, 2014.

Mr Fields (37) died on 12 December following a "sustained" assault at his home on Old Chapel Street.

Joe Hasledine, 24, of Welling Road North in Stockport, pleaded guilty to murder at Manchester Crown Court before being sentenced to life, with a minimum term of sixteen and a half years.

Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge said: "This was a vicious assault and I am pleased that the sentence reflects the severity of crime.

"Chris was a former serving soldier, a brave man, who has been stolen away from a loving family by the deplorable actions of Hasledine.

"Greater Manchester Police would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and hope that this conviction will bring some closure to what must have been a terrible ordeal."

It is understood that an independent by the IPCC into this case is currently on going.

(MH)


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