Nottingham

Woman who murdered boyfriend jailed for life

Ellishia Allen Image copyright Police handout
Image caption Ellishia Allen had previous convictions for assaulting police and being drunk on an aeroplane

A woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death when he ended their relationship has been jailed for life.

Ellishia Allen, 29, of Spruce Grove, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, admitted murdering Karl Bloxham on 29 July 2015.

Nottingham Crown Court heard Allen attacked Mr Bloxham, 39, with a kitchen knife when he went to the flat they shared in Spruce Grove.

Allen, who had a previous conviction for assaulting police, was given a minimum term of 14 years in prison.

Speaking after sentencing on Wednesday, Det Insp Andy Bateman, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "I feel enormously sorry for the parents of Karl Bloxham and for his sister and friends.

"I'm also conscious that he had children from a previous relationship and I'm very sorry they have been deprived of him."

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