Predator jailed for 'wicked' murder of barmaid

A sexual predator has been jailed for at least 29 years for the "wicked" killing of a popular barmaid on Christmas Eve.

Fuelled by cocaine, cannabis and alcohol, Kasim Lewis, 31, attacked 22-year-old Iuliana Tudo with a bottle, and carved what appeared to be a Batman logo on her chest.

Her naked body was found in a burned out hut in Finsbury Park on December 27 last year, three days after she disappeared as she returned home from the World's End pub in Camden.

Iuliana Tudos was found dead in Finsbury Park (Metropolitan Police/PA)
The body of Iuliana Tudos was found in Finsbury Park (Metropolitan Police/PA)

She had been bound up with cable ties during the "sustained and brutal attack".

Convicted sex offender Lewis pleaded guilty to murder at the Old Bailey via video link from Belmarsh jail.

Judge Richard Marks QC jailed him for life with a minimum term of 29 years.

He told Lewis the attack on the petite young woman was done with the "utmost callousness and barbarity" and was "wicked beyond belief".

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