Lancashire

Bridge-playing wife murderer Stephen Green to appeal

Stephen Green
Image caption Green was ordered by a judge to serve a minimum of 23 years

A former world championship bridge player is to appeal against his life sentence for murdering his wife in a knife attack.

Stephen Green, 52, was found guilty at Preston Crown Court, which heard he stabbed Carole Green, 57, 100 times at their flat in Lytham St Annes.

The murder followed his constant criticism of her card-playing.

Green's solicitor confirmed he will appeal against an order to serve a minimum of 23 years.

The court had been told of the couple's stormy relationship, Green's heavy drinking and constant bickering about Mrs Green's playing abilities at Lytham Bridge Club, where they first met.

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