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Ben Field sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and fraud offences

Alert message sent 18/10/2019 14:58:00

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Ben Field, a man who claimed he would ‘get away with murder’ has today been sentenced to life imprisonment following a lengthy Thames Valley Police investigation.

Ben, aged 28, of Wellingborough Road, Olney, was found guilty by unanimous verdict at Oxford Crown Court on 9 August of the murder of Peter Farquhar, who died in 2015 aged 69 in Maids Moreton
He had already pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud and two counts of burglary. He was found not guilty of one count of conspiracy to murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of an article for use in fraud.

Today (18/10) he was sentenced at the same court to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum term of 36 years.

We know that this unique case has been on the minds of residents in and around Maids Moreton since the first arrests were made in March 2017. We appreciate the patience of the local community over the course of our two year investigation and are pleased that Ben has now been brought to justice.

This case understandably has generated interest from media all over the UK and you will see us out and about more in Maids Moreton over the next few days. Please approach us with any questions or concerns that you have as we understand this is a very concerning incident to take place in this close-knit community. 

For more detail, you can read our press release at 
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Mel Reedman (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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