THE mother of murder victim Diana Garbutt says her cherished memories of her daughter will never fade as killer Robin Garbutt is found guilty of her death.

Agnes Gaylor spoke minutes after postmaster Robin Garbutt was jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of bludgeoning wife Diana to death in her sleep.

Speaking outside Teeside Court Ms Gaylor also vowed never to think about Robin Garbutt “ever again” and said she will never come to terms with the death of her daughter.

A police officer, reading a family statement outside the crown court this afternoon, welcomed the sentence and thanked everyone for “their care and consideration at this difficult time”.

In a statement, Ms Gaylor added: “Diana meant the world to us and we are still struggling to come to terms with what happened to her on that awful day. “Diana was a beautiful and caring girl and we loved her with all our hearts. Our loss is unbearable.

“The past year has been a very traumatic time for us all. We are very relieved that justice has now been carried out for Diana and for everybody who knew and loved her.

“We can never bring Diana back but our cherished memories of her will never fade.

“We are aware of the enormous amount of work carried out to secure justice for Diana. We would like to thank everyone involved in the investigation and prosecution for their commitment and compassion throughout this difficult time."