A MAN who fled the scene after killing his estranged wife was arrested after he crashed his car in Mark, a court has heard.

Neil Winn flew into a jealous rage and stabbed Lisa Winn several times on February 26 after discovering she had started seeing another man.

Winn, 50, of Watts Corner, Glastonbury, who pleaded guilty to murder, will be behind bars for at least 18 years after he was jailed for life at Bristol Crown Court.

Mrs Winn, 45, was found dying in the garden of the marital home with multiple stab wounds.

Winn had driven off and was arrested shortly afterwards following a single vehicle road traffic collision in Mark.

DI Lorna Dallimore, the investigating officer, said: "During the police investigation Neil Winn was found to be a violent, controlling and possessive man who couldn't accept the breakdown of his 25-year marriage many months before.

"On discovering that Lisa had begun a new relationship, he couldn't face the thought of her having a life without him and in a cold, calculated and premeditated attack he ended her life.

"Winn has inflicted unimaginable suffering on his own children by effectively depriving them of both parents.

"Despite their grief, Lisa's family have shown great strength, unity and dignity throughout this ordeal and I would like to pay tribute to their courage.

"I would also like to thank the witnesses, the investigation team and the CPS for the support and commitment shown throughout the investigation."

Following the case, the Winns’ children Tom, Liam, Nathan, Amber and Bella issued the following statement: "Today Neil Winn has been convicted of the murder of our loving mother, Lisa Winn, and he has been sentenced to 18 years.

"It was a planned and brutal murder that she didn’t deserve and was unable to protect herself from.

"Our own father has taken her from us and completely destroyed our lives. We are left suffering and wondering why.

"She was always there for us and looked after us. We are left on our own, but will now support each other and make her proud."