Convicted Stratford killer to be sentenced today for “horrific” rape

Jason Dockrill (picture: PA Archive)

Jason Dockrill (picture: PA Archive) - Credit: PA

A killer who admitted to carrying out a “horrific” rape two years before murdering a student will be sentenced today at the Old Bailey.

Jason Dockrill, 46, was convicted of the “sadistic and sexual” murder of 23-year-old University of East London student Suvi Aronen in March 2003.

He is currently serving a life sentence with a minimum 25-year jail term for the murder of Ms Aronen whom he sexually assaulted and killed near Wanstead Common in March 2003.

The unemployed fitter was linked to another attack on a stranger in a park in November 2001 following a cold case review and faces sentencing at the Old Bailey today following an adjournment in July.

He has pleaded guilty to rape and two counts of indecent assault.


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Dockrill was also convicted of attacking three other women in the hours leading up to Ms Aronen’s death, for which he was jailed for a total of nine-and-a-half years, to run concurrently.

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