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Jilted lover who stabbed girlfriend 16 times is found guilty of East End murder

PUBLISHED: 22:57 05 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:40 05 October 2010

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JILTED lover Paul Bristol has been convicted at the Old Bailey today of murdering his girlfriend in a frenzied knife attack after seeing her with her new boyfriend on Facebook. He flew across the Atlantic from Trinidad to try and win her back after his emails and text messages failed

ABOVE: Crash scene pictured by East London Advertiser photographer Joe Lord in Whitechapel where Bristol (inset) overturned Camille’s car minutes before his arrest...

BELOW: Murder scene... a forensic officer pictured by photographer Olivia Harris collects evidence at the house in Arrow Road where Camile (inset) was found stabbed to death...

By Mike Brooke

JILTED lover Paul Bristol has been convicted at the Old Bailey today of murdering his girlfriend in a frenzied knife attack after seeing her with her new boyfriend on Facebook.

He flew across the Atlantic from Trinidad to try and win her back after his emails and text messages failed.

But within 24 hours of landing at Gatwick, he stabbed former girlfriend Camille Mathurasingh 16 times in the neck and stomach in a blazing row at her home in London’s East End, on April 3 last year.

Bristol then fled the house, leaving 27-year-old Camile bleeding to death on the kitchen floor of her home at Arrow Road in Bromley-by-Bow, and drove off in her car.

Shortly after, he crashed at traffic lights in Whitechapel, three miles away, overturning her car on the busy A11.

He scrambled out and ran along Whitechapel Road, when a police support officer in a patrol car spotted him and gave chase.

Bristol was arrested with blood on his face and clothes. He told police he had killed his girlfriend and sent them to the house in Arrow Road where they discovered Camille’s body.

He was taken to the Royal London Hospital with self-inflicted stab wounds to his face and throat and was kept in overnight, then taken into custody at Limehouse police station where he was charged with murder two days later on April 6.

The 25-year-old IT worker denied any premeditation when his trial opened last week, claiming manslaughter after losing control.

But the jury today wouldn’t buy his story.

The couple had met when Camille was working in Trinidad. They dated for two years, but the relationship ended when she returned to London.

Bristol was unable to accept it was over and bombarded her with emails and text messages, then flew to London after seeing her picture with her new lover on the Facebook social network.

Camille’s mother, Indra Mathurasingh, said after today’s verdict: “Camile was snatched from us and we are empty without her. But Justice has been served for Camille and we can now try to heal our lives.”

Bristol is to be sentenced on Tuesday at the Old Bailey.


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