Life for Eastmoor double murderer - he must serve 34 years in prison

Ahmad Otak
Ahmad Otak
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AN ASYLUM seeker who stabbed two teenage girls to death in Eastmoor has been jailed for a minimum of 34 years today (FRIDAY).

Ahmad Otak, 19, murdered Samantha Sykes, 18, and Kim Frank, 17, on March 9 this year.

He stabbed them both with a kitchen knife in a frenzied attack at Miss Sykes’ flat on Barden Road.

Otak, of Linton Road, Eastmoor, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at an earlier hearing at Leeds Crown Court.

Otak, who is originally from Afghanistan, attempted to flee the country after committing the murders.

But he was stopped by police in Dover who alerted West Yorkshire Police.

Officers were sent to the Barden Road flat where they found the bodies of Miss Sykes and Miss Frank.

Mr Justice Coulson ruled Otak must serve a minimum of 34 years before he can be considered for parole.

Helen Sanderson, District Crown Prosecutor with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said: “Kimberley Frank and her friend Samantha Sykes died as a result of a sustained, brutal and frenzied attack. Ahmad Otak could not accept that his relationship with Kimberley’s sister (Elisa) was over and decided to take revenge in the most appalling way imaginable. Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Kimberley and Samantha and we hope that today’s sentence brings them some comfort.”