A man has been jailed for manslaughter by unlawful act following the death of his girlfriend at his home in Tamworth.
Jake Notman, 28, of Bingley Avenue, was sentenced to eight years and eight months’ imprisonment for the manslaughter by unlawful act of 25-year-old university student Lauren Bloomer, at Stafford Crown Court today (Wednesday 24 November). He pleaded guilty today.
The court heard that on 20 November 2020, Notman had taken some cannabis brownie that night and became psychotic. He grabbed Lauren around the neck. Notman then grabbed a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed Lauren, who was from Birmingham. Then, as Lauren lay defenceless on the drive outside the house, he drove over her body with his Ford Kuga.
At 1.32am, Notman used Lauren’s phone to call 999 and confessed that he had killed his girlfriend. He repeated his confession to a police officer a few minutes later.
Sadly, despite paramedics’ efforts to save her life, Lauren was pronounced dead at 2.11am. She had significant injuries include a stab wound to her chest.
The pathologist concluded that Lauren died of a result of multiple sharp force injuries.
Lauren’s family have said in a statement: “As Lauren’s family we feel that regardless of the outcome of the trial, nothing can bring Lauren back to us or compensate for the heartache we feel. We ask that you please respect both our family and her friends’ right to grieve in privacy at this really difficult time.”
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Bev Matthews, of the force’s Major Investigations Department, said: “This was a tragic case and we’d like to offer our condolences to Lauren’s family and friends.
“Lauren’s family have shown patience and dignity throughout the investigation and trial.”