Patraucean jailed for life

PatrauceanA man from Stanmore who fatally stabbed a woman in Colindale has been jailed today for life today at the Old Bailey.

Nicolae Patraucean, 21, a Romanian national, pleaded guilty on June 5 to murdering Rivka Holden on Sunday March 16.

A Newton Hearing was held today at the Old Bailey in order for key evidence to be heard by the judge prior to sentencing and Patraucean was jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 25 years’ imprisonment.

At around 12.20pm on March 16, a police car was flagged down and officers were alerted to a seriously injured woman at her home address in Falcon Way.

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