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Lewisham murder: Farhad Safi jailed for life for murdering wife

Farhad Safi Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Farhad Safi was arrested after being spotted near the Channel Tunnel

A man who killed his wife and tried to flee the country has been jailed for life for her murder.

Farhad Safi, 23, of Eastdown Park, in Lewisham, south-east-London, was convicted at the Old Bailey of killing 21-year-old Orina Morawiec.

The court heard Ms Morawiec was found with multiple stab wounds in her home after she failed to turn up for a meeting with her mother in August 2013.

Safi was ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years.

'No true explanation'

He claimed a gang had killed his wife in order to put him in prison.

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Image caption Orina Morawiec died of multiple stab wounds

Ms Morawiec's mother had arranged to meet her daughter on 14 August, but after she failed to turn up she went to her house in Lewisham where there was no answer, police said.

She returned the next day and after getting no response, she alerted the police who broke into the house and found her daughter's body.

Safi, who had not been seen since the murder, was spotted walking along the A20 dual carriageway, near the entrance of the Channel Tunnel in Kent two days later, Scotland Yard said.

Police said Safi had never given a "true explanation" as to why he murdered his wife.

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