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Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has praised officers involved in the investigation into the murder of seven year old Archie Spriggs.

Archie was murdered by his mother Lesley Speed at their home in Rushbury, Shropshire last September. Today she was sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 17 years and 180 days.

John Campion said “My thoughts remain with Archie’s family at this exceptionally difficult time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those involved in this unimaginably challenging investigation. Our communities should be reassured by the hard work of the police and other partners to bring justice for Archie in this extremely tragic case.”

For more information on the case visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/45358/Woman-convicted-of-murder-of-Archie-Spriggs—Church-Stretton-Shropshire

Issued: Tuesday 27th March 2018