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Rakesh Bhayani 'ruthlessly targeted' Carole Waugh

Sentencing Rakesh Bhayani for the murder of Carole Waugh, Mr Justice Wilkie said he "ruthlessly targeted" Ms Waugh and "left her body to rot".

He said the murder and subsequent dumping of the body was done with "greed, callousness and total lack of any regard" for her.

Carole Waugh. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The murder was "arising out of an argument about money", and the judge described Ms Waugh as a "risk-taker and manifestly vulnerable to conmen".

He said: "Without a second thought, you calmly and comprehensively set about stealing her identity.

"You took steps to ensure her body would not be found for a sufficient time."

Mr Justice Wilkie said Bhayani embarked on the complete "asset-stripping of her persona".

Ms Waugh's family were in court for the sentencing and heard the murder was "not premeditated or pre-planned".

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Conman jailed for life over Carole Waugh murder

Conman Rakesh Bhayani has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years for murdering wealthy Carole Waugh, dumping her body in a car and spending her money.

Rakesh Bhayani
Rakesh Bhayani Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police described Bhayani as "a confidence trickster who murdered her with the sole intention of stripping her assets and the belongings she had worked hard for".

The conman guilty of murdering a wealthy woman

A conman has been found guilty of murdering a wealthy woman who was stabbed to death in her flat and whose body was hidden in the boot of a car. 41-year-old Rakesh Bhayani was convicted of killing Carole Waugh.

Rakesh Bhayani Credit: Metropolitan Police

Co-accused, Nicholas Kutner, was found not guilty of murder but guilty of perverting the course of justice by concealing the death.

Nicholas Kutner Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Man hit by a train during police pursuit is named

A man killed after being hit by a train while being chased by police has been named as Devante Keane from Essex. The 20-year-old was stopped by officers in Willesden Green who wanted to search him for drugs.

Google Street View image of Dartmouth Road Credit: Google Street View

Devante Keane ran off into nearby gardens, climbed over a fence and onto the railway line. He was then hit by a train near Dartmouth Road.

Man 'pursued' by police before rail death

Detectives have tonight confirmed a man was stopped by police before he was hit by a train. Officers suspected he may have been carrying drugs. He made off a short while later, sparking a police search in Willesden.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was hit by a train on the line near Dartmouth Road around 40 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police confirm man hit by train

The British Transport Police has released this statement after a man was hit by a train this afternoon:

“BTP officers were called to the line close to Chatsworth Road in Brondesbury following a report that a man had been hit by a train.

“Metropolitan Police officers also attended, alongside medics from the London Ambulanc eService, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident was reported at 4.39pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Officers are currently working to identify the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

– British Transport Police
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