Man sentenced to life for murdering his wife in Bow

A man has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 14 and a half years for the murder of his wife, Rushna Begum in Bow earlier this year.

Sheikh Shahidul Islam, 35, of Newmill House, Devas Street E3, had previously pleaded guilty on 19th November to murdering his wife at their home.

Police were called at 4.20pm on 25th May, following concerns for the occupant of the address in Devas Street.

Officers attended and found the body of a 28-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. She was Rushna Begum, a mother of two young sons.

She was found with three stab wounds; one to the neck and two to her left arm.