A teenager who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the neck after bombarding her with text and voicemail messages has been caged for life – with a twelve-year minimum.
Afghanistan-born Yahya Gul, 18, (pic.bottom) pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to murdering 18 year-old student Aliza Mirza (pic.top) in Forest View Road, Manor Park on April 3, last year.
Police were called at 7:40pm along with ambulance and air ambulance crews and Aliza, of Lansdowne Road, Ilford, Essex was rushed to Whipps Cross Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Gul, of Charlbury Gardens, Ilford was arrested the next day on the M25 in Essex along with four other people.
Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Clayman of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command said: “Gul was in a relationship with Aliza. It was clear that this was a turbulent relationship, and that Gul was possessive and had been violent to her.
“On the day of the murder he had repeatedly sent her text massages and called her, trying to meet up with her.
“While she initially declined, she finally agreed to meet him.
“They met at Manor Park Station and walked the short distance to Forest View Road where he later stabbed her a number of times.
“Gul had taken a knife with him and we have no doubt that it was his intention to murder Aliza.
“Our thoughts go out to Aliza's family and what is an extremely difficult time for them.”