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Joanne Harrison murder: Christopher Foley jailed for life over scissor attack

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Image caption Christopher Foley was found guilty of murder following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court

A man who murdered his partner with a pair of scissors following an argument has been jailed for life.

Joanne Harrison, 20, died in hospital after she was found at a house in Cameron Place, Wigan on 1 February. A post-mortem examination revealed she died from stab wounds to the neck.

Christopher Foley, who lived at the same address, was found guilty after a trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

The 23-year-old was told he must serve at least 16 years in prison.

Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge said it was a "very horrific and very sad case in which a young woman lost her life in a violent domestic attack".

Paying tribute in a statement, Ms Harrison's family said: "We miss Joanne every minute of every day.

"Today her killer has been sentenced, and justice has been served.

"We need to attempt to move on and hopefully today will now provide closure for our pain over the last six months, however, we will never forget Joanne or the many memories she has given us."

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Image caption Joanne Harrison's family said she was missed "every minute of every day"

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