Edward Tenniswood Found Guilty Of Murder And Rape Of India Chipchase

A man has been found guilty of the rape and murder of a 20-year-old barmaid he met in a drunken state outside a Northampton nightclub.1indiaEdward Tenniswood, 52, raped and strangled India Chipchase in the early hours of January 30.

He had claimed he had “consensual sex” with Miss Chipchase after promising to “get her home safe”, and said her injuries – of which there had been over 30 – were caused by his “over-eagerness” in bed.

After killing her, Tenniswood “cuddled up” to her lifeless body before drinking in a hotel bar for 22 hours until police came to arrest him.

A Birmingham Crown Court jury took one hour and 45 minutes to find him guilty, following a two week trial.