Double murderer David Oakes will remain in prison for the rest of his life.

He was sentenced this afternoon after being found guilty of the murders of his former partner and their two-year-old daughter.

Judge Mr Justice Adrian Fulford gave Oakes two whole life sentences.

Oakes was not in court to hear the verdict or the sentencing today

Earlier in the day, the jury decided unanimously that Oakes had murdered ex-partner Christine Chambers and their two-year-old daughter Shania in Bartram Avenue, Braintree, on June 6 last year.