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27th May, 2022

Surrey man jailed for life over vicious Droitwich murder

THE MAN who murdered Amy Griffiths in Droitwich has been jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 24 years and 10 months behind bars.

Martin Saberi, aged 55, from Brackley Close, Wallington, Surrey, pleaded guilty to murder and Section 18 wounding at Worcester Crown Court, where he was sentenced earlier today.

The body of Amy, 51, was found by police at her flat in Chalverton Court on January 14, 2019.

She had head and throat injuries and died at the scene.

Saberi was arrested by police officers in Hackney, London, three days later on January 17.

Det Ch Insp Carl Moore, from West Mercia Police’s Major Investigation Unit, said: “Martin Saberi is very obviously a dangerous and violent individual and today’s sentence reflects the horrific nature of both offences he pleaded guilty to, in which he attacked two women with a knife in completely unprovoked and unforgivable incidents.

“Amy was a much loved, much respected person who so many people have spoken warmly of and i know she is deeply missed by those whose lives she touched.

“Amy’s family do not wish to make a statement and would ask that their privacy be respected as they continue to process the loss and be allowed to grieve.

“However, I hope today’s outcome will provide some comfort to both them and Amy’s friends far and wide, that justice has been done and that it will provide a small measure of closure knowing Saberi will spend so many years in prison.”


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