Tyne & Wear

Robert Tiffin admits murdering hairdresser Lisa Banks

Lisa Banks Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Lisa Banks suffered multiple injuries

A man has admitted murdering a hairdresser at a North Tyneside salon.

The body of Lisa Jane Banks, 46, was found at the Sole-O barber shop, in Nile Street, North Shields, in September. Post-mortem tests showed she sustained multiple injuries.

Robert Tiffin, also 46, from Nile Street, who was in a relationship with Ms Banks, pleaded guilty to murder.

He was warned to expect a life sentence when he returns to Newcastle Crown Court on 20 January.

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