A MAN has been jailed for a year for hiding his dead wife’s body.

David Parker, 50, panicked when he found Jacky, 52, had died in his caravan in Clacton.

He cleaned her body, wrapped her in a blanket and put her under a bed.

Police, who had been tipped off by Parker’s brother, arrived later and Parker told them Jacky had gone on a cruise.

When officers returned Parker, who was subject to a restraining order banning contact with Jacky, admitted he had gone into shock and hidden the body.

See Monday's Gazette for more.