A MAN who killed his former girlfriend in a brutal knife attack in South Ealing was today (31 May) jailed at Kingston Crown Court.

Anna Jedrkowiak died after being found with multiple stab injuries in Roberts Alley, off Church Gardens in May last year.

The 21-year-old, known to friends and family as Ania, had finished work at a restaurant in Ealing and was walking home with a friend when she was victim to the premeditated attack by former boyfriend Dennis Akpomedaye.

Akpomedaye, 29, from Newport, was found guilty of her murder last week and today received a life sentence with a minimum term of 29 years.

The victim’s family said: “Ania was such a kind, gentle soul. She would never hurt anyone or be mean in any way.

“She was thoughtful and loving, and everyone who met her fell in love with her.

“She was brilliantly gifted, especially in music and art, but also so determined and hardworking. She would have gone on to succeed in anything she did.”

Det Chief Insp Brian Howie added: "Anna’s life was taken by someone who is cowardly but extremely dangerous.

“Anna was scared of him and attempted to end the relationship. When she did this, he said to her ‘We will be together no matter what … I will find you’.

“It was moving that so many of her family, university and work friends attended a vigil in her honour during the trial.”