Teen admits murder of Aliza, 18

Facing life sentence for fatal stabbing

A TEENAGER is facing a life sentence after he admitted murdering an A-level student as she made her way to a party.

Yahya Gul, 18, stabbed sixth former Aliza Mirza, also 18, to death in a side street in Manor Park, on April 3.

Gul had previously denied murder and was facing trial at the Old Bailey today.

But as the case was about to start he was rearraigned by the court clerk and pleaded guilty to murder.


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Aliza, who had two brothers and two sisters, was studying ICT, English, government and politics and media at Canon Palmer School in Ilford.

She was found lying face down in a pool of blood by a passer by and pronounced dead at Whipps Cross Hospital that night.

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Gul, of Charlbury Gardens, Ilford, Essex, will be sentenced later today.

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