MURDERER Jonathan Stasiuk has been jailed for life.

Stasiuk, 60, admitted murdering former councillor Gerry White part-way through his trial at Southampton Crown Court.

He was jailed for life with a minimum of 25 years.

Read more: Stasiuk admitted murder during his trial.

Stasiuk, of Pier Road, Sandown, originally denied murdering Mr White at Lake Community Gardens on May 27.

Police received a report that Mr White had been seriously assaulted and when officers attended they found the 73-year-old, of Talbot Road, Sandown, dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination recorded the cause of death as compression of the neck.

A chainsaw was also used in the attack.

Read more: Chainsaw and strangulation used to murder Gerry White.

More to follow.