This was a long and arduous investigation and I’m happy that Al Ashkar pleaded guilty. This means the victim has been saved the uncertainty and indignity of a trial. Informing the victim of today’s result will be very rewarding, I’m just upset that there are people out there capable of this sort of crime in the first place.
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The 52-year-old was found guilty of killing nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in a woodland den in Brighton in 1986.