A man has been sentenced after he murdered his girlfriend in Oldham.
Andre Bright (born 03/06/1984) of Falmouth Street, was found guilty of murder following a trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Today, Friday 23 January 2015, Bright was jailed for 17 years.
Just before 10.10am on Sunday 8 December 2013, police were called to a house on Springwood Hall Road, following reports a woman had been stabbed.
Officers attended and discovered 22-year-old Victoria Rose Adams had been stabbed in the chest. She was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died just after midday.
A post mortem established she had died from stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.
An investigation was launched and officers discovered Bright had been on a night out in Oldham town centre on Saturday 7 December 2013. He had stayed at a house in Royton before catching a taxi to Victoriaâ€™s home at 9.30am.
Ambulance crews called police after they found Victoria conscious and breathing but with a stab wound.
When officers arrived, Bright was in the living room and he was arrested.
Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington said: â€œBrightâ€™s relationship with Victoria had been described as volatile and his family members had noticed he had recently been drinking heavily and taking drugs.
â€œFor reasons only known to Bright himself, he decided he would get a taxi to Ms Adamâ€™s house and stab her.
â€œVictoria had a young daughter and tragically, she will grow up never really knowing who she was. Not only has Bright robbed her of her mum, he has also taken away a beloved daughter of Victoriaâ€™s parents. They have been left truly devastated by what happened that morning and will never truly recover.â€