A man named as Scott Clifford, 33, has been convicted of killing his teenage girlfriend in Greenwich police have revealed.
Scott Clifford (pictured) who is also known as Scott Bridgeham was found guilty yesterday (8 August) at Southwark Crown Court, of the murder of 18-year-old Natasha Hill. He was also found guilty of two counts of actual bodily harm and one of common assault relating to incidents prior to the murder of Natasha Hill.
Detective Sergeant Andy Sheppard, from Specialist Crime, said: “Throughout our investigation and the subsequent trial, Clifford has spun a web of lies claiming that Natasha’s fatal injuries were a result of her own actions. The pain her family has endured has been exacerbated by his refusal to take responsibility for his actions that night.
“Today, a jury has concluded that he is guilty of taking a young woman’s life and a lengthy prison sentence awaits him.
“The court heard that Clifford was violent towards Natasha on several occasions, as well as acting in a controlling and coercive nature, during their time together. I would encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse to seek help from either the police or any one of a number of charities that offer support.”
Natasha had suffered 53 separate injuries at the hands of Clifford.
For advice on how to report domestic abuse and details of charities that can help, please visit the official Met Police website via: www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/how-to-report-domestic-abuse/
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