Man admits murdering his ex-wife and her partner in Derbyshire on New Year's Day

A man has admitted killing his ex-wife and her partner in Duffield on New Year’s Day.

Rhys Hancock appeared at Derby Crown Court today (Monday 6 July) via videolink, where he pleaded guilty to both murders.

Officers found Helen Hancock (nee Almey), 39, from Duffield, and Martin Griffiths, 48, from Derby, at her home in New Zealand Lane, Duffield, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

They had suffered fatal stab wounds. Rhys Hancock (40), of Portland Street, Etwall, was arrested at the scene and later charged with two counts of murder.

He will be sentenced at the same court at a later date.

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