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Killer left body of his victim in a wheelie bin

By Alexander Britton

Published 20/08/2015

A man's body was dumped in a wheelie bin after he was strangled and stabbed in the neck.

Nathan Kearney (33) has been found guilty of manslaughter after the killing of his girlfriend's uncle William Tomlinson in Leicester on February 23, Leicestershire Police said.

The 64-year-old known as Bill was reported missing two days previously. Leicestershire Police said its officers found the body of Mr Tomlinson in a bin left on waste ground near Abingdon Road. They said rubbish had been piled on top of the body and an attempt had been made to set the bin alight.

Kearney had pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice by destroying or concealing evidence, along with girlfriend Emma Tomlinson (24) of St Stephens Road, Leicester.

He was found guilty of manslaughter at Leicester Crown Court, with Tomlinson acquitted of murder earlier in the proceedings. Both are expected to be sentenced on September 21.

Detective Inspector Simon Shuttleworth who led the investigation said: "This was a brutal killing which was carried out by Kearney, with Tomlinson present throughout."

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