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Pilot acquitted of murdering wife

A pilot has been cleared of murdering his former wife in Berkshire.

The body of guesthouse owner Joanna Brown, originally from the Isle of Man, was found last November.

A short time ago at Reading Crown court, British Airways captain Robert Brown was acquitted of murder but convicted of obstructing a coroner from holding an inquest.

He had already admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility and has been sentenced to 26 years behind bars (24 years for manslaughter and two years for preventing an inquest being held).

Mrs Brown grew up in Laxey and attended the Buchan school as a child.

Her mother still lives in the Island.

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