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Wife pointed killer to ex-husband
Forensic teams searching the area where Mr Luffman's body was found
Mr Luffman's body was found on a canal towpath
A woman pointed out her ex-husband to a hitman before hiring him to murder her former partner, a court is told.

Yvette Luffman, 40, identified Simon Luffman to Thomas Convery the court heard. Mr Luffman's body was found on a canal towpath, he had been shot.

Ms Luffman, of Revesby Way, Boston, Lincolnshire, and her new partner Wayne Briscoe, 39, of Harewood Avenue, Bulwell, Nottingham, deny murder.

Doorman Convery, 34, was convicted of murder in 2004.

Convery told the trial at Birmingham Crown Court he was first approached by Ms Luffman and Mr Briscoe when he was on duty as a bouncer at Chambers Bar in Nottingham city centre in the summer of 2003.

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The pair told him they wanted someone killed, he said.

"I asked them who. They said Simon Luffman. Yvette pointed him out," he told the court.

Convery said he quoted them 30,000 in a bid to "price them out of the market" but said the couple readily agreed.

The hitman said Ms Luffman and Mr Briscoe later turned up at another bar where he worked with an envelope stuffed with cash.

She supplied him with keys to her ex-husband's house and Mr Briscoe gave him a revolver and sawn-off shotgun in preparation for the murder, the court was told.

The body of Mr Luffman, 39, was found on a secluded canal towpath in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, on 19 October 2003.

The trial continues.

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