Anthony Kemp: Homeless man who confessed to 1983 murder to 'get looked after' is jailed for life

Anthony Kemp: Homeless man who confessed to 1983 murder to 'get looked after' is jailed for life

A homeless man has been jailed for life after confessing to a "brutal" murder that took place almost 40 years ago. Anthony Kemp was 21 when he attacked Christopher Ainscough, 50, with a marble ashtray after they met on a night out in December 1983. The original police investigation was closed in 1985 due to a lack of leads, but last year Kemp, now 59, confessed to the decades-old killing as a way to get off the streets. Mr Ainscough's body was discovered inside his flat in Kilburn, northwest London, after he failed to turn up to his job as a head waiter at a restaurant in the City. He had suffered devastating injuries, including a fractured skull, from being hit with the 2.4kg ashtray - which was found at …
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