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Yiannoulla Yianni’s family describe ‘daily torture’ waiting for murderer to be brought to justice

PUBLISHED: 15:52 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 23:47 15 July 2016

Murderer James Warnock

Murderer James Warnock

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The family of Yiannoulla Yianni has spoken of the “daily torture” of waiting for her killer to be brought to justice.

Yiannoulla Yianni was raped and murdered Yiannoulla Yianni was raped and murdered

Today James Warnock, 56, was convicted of killing the 17-year-old at her family home in Belsize Road.

He will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Monday.

In a statement released after the conviction, Yiannoulla’s family, who knew her as Lucy, said: “For over half a lifetime we have had to live with the daily torture of what happened to our daughter and sister Lucy.

“All who knew her, loved and adored her. Even through her death she deeply touched those involved in the investigation of her murder.

“We thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the police both past and present who have worked constantly and tirelessly to bring him to justice, especially those over the last six months.

“Our love and thanks to all who gave evidence and helped in this trial and to the family and friends who have supported us throughout.

“We now pray that we can move forward with the rest of our lives having some peace in knowing that her killer has been brought to justice and that a very dangerous man is no longer a threat to anyone else.”

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