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The Duchess of York’s murderer ex-aide is released from prison

The Duchess of York’s former aide who was jailed for life for murder has been released from prison.

Jane Andrews, 52, was given back her freedom earlier this month after serving 15-years behind bars.

The Duchess of York (Photo: Stephen Lock / i-Images)

Andrews, who was the Duchess of York’s personal dresser, was convicted of murdering her partner, Thomas Cressman, following a trial at the Old Bailey in 2001.

She received a life sentence for her crime and was released in 2015 after serving 14 years of her sentence. However, she was recalled to prison in 2018 after being accused of harassing a former lover.

Andrews murdered Mr Cressman with a cricket bat in 2000 after he refused to marry her.

The victim’s family have criticised her release, calling the decision “dire” and “beggars belief.”

Following the murder, Andrews went on the run but was apprehended four days later after Sarah Ferguson left two voicemail messages encouraging her to hand herself in to the police.