Double murder in Eastmoor - the crime that shocked a community

Ross Parry/Syndication'Collect picture of murdered Kim Frank 17'The bodies of Kim Frank & Samantha Sykes were found in a property in Wakefield.

Ross Parry/Syndication'Collect picture of murdered Kim Frank 17'The bodies of Kim Frank & Samantha Sykes were found in a property in Wakefield.

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KILLER Ahmad Otak was caught by police 250 miles away from the Eastmoor flat where he murdered two teenage girls.

He was caught in Dover trying to get a ferry to flee the country just before 5am on Saturday, March 9.

West Yorkshire Police undated handout photo of Samantha Sykes, one of two  women who were found stabbed in a flat in Wakefield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 12, 2012. Kimberley Frank, 17, and Sykes, 18, were found at the flat on Barden Road, in the Eastmoor area of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, early on Saturday morning. A 19-year-old man was being questioned on suspicion of their murders. See PA story POLICE Women. Photo credit should read: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

West Yorkshire Police undated handout photo of Samantha Sykes, one of two women who were found stabbed in a flat in Wakefield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 12, 2012. Kimberley Frank, 17, and Sykes, 18, were found at the flat on Barden Road, in the Eastmoor area of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, early on Saturday morning. A 19-year-old man was being questioned on suspicion of their murders. See PA story POLICE Women. Photo credit should read: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The night before he had stabbed 17-year-old Kimberley Frank to death in her flat on Barden Road.

Kimberley was the younger sister of his ex-girlfriend Elisa Frank, 19.

He had also stabbed her friend Samantha Sykes, 18, of California Drive, the death at the flat.

Afterwards he drove down to the south coast in an attempt to flee the UK and head to his home country, Afghanistan.

But he was stopped by Kent police who contacted their colleagues in West Yorkshire.

Officers broke down the door to the flat on Barden Road and found the bodies of the two young women.

An inquest found that they had both died from multiple stab wounds.

As part of the investigation police also cordoned off Elisa’s flat on near-by Linton Road.

The horrific murders left the community in shock and mourning.

Hundreds of their friends and family attended a memorial service at the girls’ former school in Horbury.

The school also dedicated a garden to their memory along with other former pupils who had died.

More than 1,000 joined a Facebook group set up by their friends to remember the girls by.