AUDIO: Former UKIP councillor makes horrifying 999 call to police an hour after murdering his wife
This is hard to listen to.
Former UKIP councillor Stephen Searle was found guilty on Tuesday of the murder of his wife, 62-year-old Anne Searle, after a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.
The incident took place on 30 December 2017 at the couple's home in Suffolk.
An audio clip was played in court on Tuesday of Searle calling the police less than an hour after murdering his wife, and admitting his guilt.
Suffolk Police have since released the audio clip of the call in which Searle describes the incident in a casual manner that is very difficult to listen to considering the circumstances.
His approach to the phone call is absolutely terrifying, as he is seemingly completely unfazed by the entire ordeal.
In the recording, Searle is heard to inform the police officer who took the call that he has just killed his wife, before saying: "That's a bit different for you tonight I expect... Happy new year."
When the policeman asks if it's just the two of them in the house, Searle replies: "Well, just the one of us now."
He goes on to say that he's not a violent person.
A post-mortem examination showed that Anne Searle had died from a sustained compression to the neck area.
In his statement, Mr. Searle claimed that his wife had tried to stab him in the stomach three times, before they both fell to the ground.
He had previously denied the offence, but is due to be sentenced on Wednesday.