Berkshire

Shinfield murder: Husband admits 'brutal attack' on wife

Angela Mittal Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Angela Mittal was found dead at the couple's home in Shinfield, Berkshire

A man has admitted murdering his wife in a "brutal attack" in their home on Boxing Day.

Angela Mittal was found dead at the property in Parker Close, Shinfield, Berkshire, after being stabbed in her neck and chest.

The 41-year-old was described by her family as a "kind and generous person who truly lived life to the fullest".

Her husband Laurens Brand, 47, will be sentenced on 10 May at Reading Crown Court.

Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Laurens Brand pleaded guilty to murder

Thames Valley Police said officers found the victim dead after being called at about 05:40 GMT.

Det Insp Mike Roddy said: "I would like to extend my sympathy to the people who knew and loved Angela Mittal.

"This was a brutal attack on his own wife, in their own home, where she should have been able to feel safe and secure."

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