THIS is the moment murderer Ian Hamer was tackled to the ground by cops after killing his wife and going to the pub to laugh and joke with his mates.
The ex BHS and House of Fraser store manager avoided being arrested for 24-hours after strangling wife Joanne Hamer with a dressing gown cord at their home.
But after going drinking in Barton-upon-Humber, Hamer, 54, was spotted by a cop who cornered him in a car park of flats.
Four officers tackled him to the ground and sat on him until backup arrived, when he was arrested and led into a police van.
On Friday, Hamer, who had a drinking problem and paranoia was jailed for life and told he must serve a minimum of 22 years.
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He had subjected Joanne – a well respected public health official with North Lincolnshire Council – to over two years of domestic abuse, controlling her every move, spying on her and isolating her from friends and family.
After carrying out his evil crime Hamer even rang Joanne’s terminally ill mum, telling her Joanne had a bad throat and would not be calling her that day – something the judge described as “sadistic.”
He then went to a pub to laugh and joke with his mates as he began a drink and drug binge.
He was later found and arrested five miles away in a car park in Barton-upon-Humber.
Soon after his arrest, Hamer said: “I want to say it’s manslaughter by diminished responsibility due to insanity.”
He was found guilty of Joanne’s murder after a two-week trial at Hull Crown Court.
During the sentencing, a statement from Joanne’s late mum, who died in August last year was read out by her son and Joanne’s twin brother.
She said: “Jo was a beautiful, kind and loving lady and always saw the best in people. She stayed with Ian even though she was begged to leave him. I find it difficult to understand how someone can kill someone like Jo.”
Judge Kelson QC sentencing, described Hamer as a “danger to women” and said: “You were an overbearing, violent, domineering, aggressive husband and father.
“You were thought by your neighbour to be a man who didn’t like women.
“Your stalking behaviour didn’t arise from your love of Joanne. You told a psychiatrist you never stopped loving Joanne but I do not believe your behaviour came from love but a desire to control her and your love of money.
“You said you wanted to say it’s manslaughter based on diminished responsibility due to insanity. Well Mr Hamer that was your last act of control and manipulation for many, many years.”
Reacting to Hamer’s sentence, Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert said: “Hamer is a violent man who has shown no remorse for taking the life of the woman he was supposed to love and care for.”
She added: “Joanne had suffered mental and physical abuse at the hands of Hamer, who monitored her phones, checking who she spoke to and where she went, controlling her movements even when she was at work.
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“Domestic abuse can take many forms, including psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse and can have devastating consequences. It is something that we take incredibly seriously and I would encourage anyone who is a victim or has concerns about a loved one to contact us.
“We would always encourage anyone who feels they may be a victim of domestic abuse to please, come forward and report it to us. You can call our non-emergency 101 line, or anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.”