Trowbridge knife murder prompts independent inquiry

Murder victim Ian Graham
Image caption Ian Graham died from stab wounds in November in his Trowbridge flat

An independent inquiry is under way in to the murder of a man who was stabbed to death by his partner during a drunken row.

Home Office guidelines state cases which involve domestic violence should be examined to prevent future cases.

Louise Cox, 45, was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court on Thursday of murdering her partner, Ian Graham, 51, at his flat in Trowbridge in November.

The review is being carried out by Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership.

Det Ch Insp Ian Saunders said the review would look at "descriptions, facts and recommendations from a whole range of agencies, including the police (and) probation service".

He said the inquiry had been triggered by Wiltshire Council's Community Safety Partnership and would be chaired by an independent chairman.

"Now the trial has been concluded it can now proceed to the next stage, which will lead to the publication of a report," he added.

The report is expected to to be published in about two months' time.

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