A MURDERER from Poole who killed an "adoring" mother is due to be sentenced today.

Lewis Crofts admitted killing Kimberley Deakin at her Stoke-on-Trent home in November last year.

Crofts, 30 and of Lytchett Drive, Broadstone, pleaded guilty at a pre-trial review hearing at Stafford Crown Court last month.

He was remanded into custody and is now set to be sentenced at the same court this afternoon Judge Kristina Montgomery QC.

As reported, officers from Staffordshire Police were called to Leigh Street, Burslem, just before 4.45pm on November 6, 2020.

The force had received a report that a woman had been seriously injured.

Ms Deakin, 29, died in hospital a short time later.

Crofts fled the scene in Ms Deakin's car but he was arrested by police in Northamptonshire.

A Home Office post mortem examination found the cause of her death was stab wounds.