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Moment Long Clawson murderer Richard Basson was arrested as he is sentenced to 32 years imprisonment for shooting his partner dead

This is the moment that 45-year-old Richard Basson was arrested by police officers outside his Long Clawson home after shooting dead his then partner Carrie Slater.

Shortly before 6.45pm on 21st September last year, police and the East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the home of Richard Basson and Carrie Slater, in Kings Road, following a 999 call made by Basson in which he said Ms Slater ‘had been stabbed in the face with a pool cue’.

Basson has been sentenced to 32 years imprisonment for the murder of Carrie Slater. Photo: Leicestershire Police.

Emergency services attended and found Ms Slater, 37, was found in a bedroom with a significant injury to the front of her head.

Bodycam footage of Basson being arrested outside his home. Credit: Leicestershire Police

While she was receiving treatment, Basson stayed outside the bungalow, behaving in an erratic manner and refusing to co-operate with officers. He did, however, disclose he was responsible for causing her injuries and was subsequently arrested on suspicious of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Following Basson’s arrest, officers conducted a routine search of their bungalow, both inside and out, and found a self-loading pistol and four rounds of ammunition – two live and two spent – in the back garden.

Police outside Basson's home after Carrie was shot. Photo: NEMM

On arrival at hospital, Ms Slater underwent scans and it became apparent her injury was in fact a gunshot wound.

She was placed on life support but two days later, on 23 September, it was withdrawn and she was pronounced dead by doctors. Basson, who remained in custody, was further arrested on suspicion of her murder. He was charged the following day.

Carrie's life support was withdrawn two days after being in hospital. Photo: Leicestershire Police /Handout

Richard Basson has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 32 years at Leicester Crown Court for the murder of his partner, Carrie Slater, at their home in Long Clawson in 2023.

Basson was seen in the dock shaking his head as he got sent down.

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