Ex-copper asked man to kill wife
AN ex-cop with a distinguished military career has admitted asking a man to KILL his wife of 30 years.
Barry Harrison, 65, ( above) pleaded guilty to soliciting the murder of wife Carol, 65, at Birmingham Crown Court.
The former soldier, who served with the Welsh Guards before joining West Mercia Police, plotted to kill his wife earlier this year.
Co-defendant Tony Kent, from Leegomery, Shrops, pleaded guilty to fraud.
The court heard Kent, 33, accepted making “false representations he knew were untrue that formed the intention of assisting Barry Harrison in the commission of a crime being committed by Harrison”.
The prosecution said they would accept the guilty pleas, while Andrew Baker, defending, told the court army psychiatrists would be assessing Harrison, from Madeley, Staffs, over the next few weeks.
Judge Justice Henry Globe QC said he would sentence them together in November.