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Amy Gough death: Andrew Maling jailed for killing girlfriend

Andrew Maling Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption Andrew Maling had inflicted serious injuries to girlfriend Amy Gough "over a period of several years"

A man found guilty of killing his girlfriend has been jailed for 10 years.

Amy Gough, 34, from Derbyshire, died several days after suffering stomach injuries inflicted by Andrew Maling.

The 47-year-old, of Sigglesthorne, near Hull, was convicted of manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court.

Police said he had inflicted serious injuries to Ms Gough "over a period of several years". She died on 29 March, 2015.

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Det Insp Graham Prince, from Derbyshire Police, said many of Maling's assaults had gone unreported and were unknown to Ms Gough's family.

"By pleading not guilty Maling subjected Amy's family to a full trial, where they had to listen to details of what happened to Amy and how she died," he said.

"Amy was a young woman with her life ahead of her. Sadly, Amy's history is similar to many domestic abuse cases we come across where victims suffer in silence."

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Image caption Ms Gough died in hospital after being found injured at her home on 29 March

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