AUDIO: Police release recording of 999 call made by Northampton detective accused of murder

Scene of the murder of Jill Goldsmith
Scene of the murder of Jill Goldsmith

Otis Goldsmith told an 999 operator he thought he had killed his wife.

Adrian ‘Otis’ Goldsmith, aged 50, was on trial for killing his wife Jill, aged 49, whose body was found at their home at Wootton Hall on March 26 last year.

The detective constable is heard making the call in an audio recording that has been played to the jury, who had to decide whether he was guilty of murder.

They heard Mr Goldsmith, breathing heavily, say: “I need police... I need police... I need police first and ambulance second, please.”

After taking the address, which was Wootton Hall Park, near Northamptonshire Police headquarters, the female operator asks what has happened.

Mr Goldsmith replied: “My wife’s tried to kill me.”

After dispatching a vehicle, the operator asks with Goldsmith was injured.

He replies: “I think she’s dead.”

The shocked operator says: “Your wife?”

Still breathless, Goldsmith replies: “Yes, please come.”

Goldsmith was found guilty of murdering his wife at Stafford Crown Court today (Friday) - click here for more on the verdict