A man has admitted hiding his dead wife’s body in a caravan.

David Parker, of Evans Court, Halstead, panicked when Jacky died because there was a restraining order in place stopping him contacting her, a court heard.

Police investigated her disappearance but didn’t find the body the first time they went to the caravan at a holiday park.

Parker, 50, allegedly lied to police and claimed his wife, 52, had gone on a cruise.

But officers found her body when they carried out a more thorough search - up to four days after she had died.

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