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Taxi driver Martin Bell gets life sentence for Gemma Simpson murder

Bell will serve a minimum of 12 years for ‘frenzied’ attack in 2000

A taxi driver who admitted killing a woman in a frenzied attack with a hammer and a knife before sawing her legs off and burying her at a beauty spot has been told he must serve a minimum of 12 years in prison.

Martin Bell, 45, said God had told him to kill 23-year-old Gemma Simpson when she was at his flat in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in May 2000.

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Police arrest man after shots allegedly fired at Dorset school ground staff

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