A 37-year-old pharmacist who strangled his wife so he could start a new life with his boyfriend, has been jailed for at least 30 years.


He was Mitesh Patel at home, but “Prince” to gay men on Grindr, the dating app where he met his boyfriend, Dr Amit Patel.

Patel injected his wife, Jessica, 34, with insulin before strangling her with a Tesco bag at their Middlesbrough home – an attack he had plotted for years.

He then staged a break-in to make it look like she had been killed by an intruder and intended to move to Australia with a £2m life insurance payout.

In what is thought to be a legal first, detectives used the iPhone health app to view the movements of Patel and his wife which exposed his lies.

Following a trial at Teesside Crown Court, Patel was found guilty of murder and sentenced on Wednesday.

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