ZELIA MURDER: Hunted down and killed with her own knife

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WHEN she stole a wallet from a client, 32-year-old prostitute Zelia Harrison signed her own death warrant.

WHEN she stole a wallet from a client, 32-year-old prostitute Zelia Harrison signed her own death warrant.What Zelia, who was working the streets to fund a drug habit, did not realise when she picked up 28-year-old Afghan refugee Wakil Sahebzadeh, was that he had earlier savagely attacked a teenage girl.

A court heard for the first time the terrifying details of what happened next on the night that Zelia was to die from multiple stab wounds, including one through the heart.

When he discovered his wallet was missing, furious Sahebzadeh set out to hunt the streets of Peterborough for Zelia.

When he cornered her in a phone booth, there was a scuffle and Zelia pulled a knife. Cambridge Crown Court heard yesterday that she slashed her attacker across the hand. He then took the knife from her and plunged it into her body again and again.

Callous Sahebzadeh dumped her body in Gladstone Park Community Centre car park before trying to flee back to Afghanistan.

Justice caught up with him, however, and yesterday Sahebzadeh was ordered to serve at least 15 years of a life sentence.