BREAKING NEWS: Man jailed for murdering his gay lover in Bracknell
Published: 14 Feb 2014 15:30
Svatkovskij - who had worked with his lover at Waitrose distribution centre in Bracknell - will serve a minimum of 15 years in prison for his crime.
The prosecution alleged that the Lithuanian-born 31-year-old had stabbed Mr Vasiljevs in jealousy. The court had heard that the victim had started a relationship with the wife of his half-brother and had been planning to bring her and her children over to the UK.
Svatkovskij had denied murder, claiming Mr Vasiljevs committed suicide, but this was rejected by a jury of six men and six women, which unanimously found him guilty of the charge.
Mr Vasiljevs was fatally stabbed once in the heart on September 20 last year at the couple's home in Appledore, Great Hollands.
Get more stories from our Bracknell section
7 Mar 2014 17:00
An elderly woman has died after a house fire in Warfield this morning.
7 Mar 2014 16:30
THREE budding entrepreneurs have launched a campaign to help kick-start their clothing company, which pledges all cash raised to charity.
7 Mar 2014 15:30
RESIDENTS in Bracknell was treated to a rare glimpse of an exotic bird.
7 Mar 2014 13:00
Bracknell and Wokingham College is inviting people to its open day to hear about courses and opportunities on offer.
7 Mar 2014 12:00
CHART-TOPPING popstars have launched a music workshop initiative in Crown Wood, aiming to brighten up how music is taught.
7 Mar 2014 09:00
UNDER-FIRE train operator First Great Western has pledged to change the way it handles compensation claims for passengers hit by delays.
6 Mar 2014 17:00
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
6 Mar 2014 15:30
Firefighters used a makeshift barrier to protect an electrical substation from the 'bubbling’ torrent of water.
6 Mar 2014 14:00
POLICE have issued advice to residents after thieves pushed items through a letterbox to get inside or steal car keys.
6 Mar 2014 10:45
A BRAVE 4-year-old comes to the rescue of her sick mum; two fraudsters who conned elderly people out of thousands are jailed; a reptile rescuer taken to court criticises police; and we reveal attendance records for each Bracknell Forest councillors. For these stories and more, pick up a copy of the News, on sale now, priced 70p.
6 Mar 2014 09:00
A water main which burst in Bracknell this morning forced roads to close, flooding homes and affected the water supply
6 Mar 2014 08:00
A BRACKNELL man has been jailed following a nationwide operation against suspected drug dealers.
5 Mar 2014 15:00
Youngsters showed off their martial arts moves as they fought their way to their first belt.
4 Mar 2014 17:00
A pub has served up more than £1,000 to help fund specialist equipment for a little boy.
4 Mar 2014 14:30
A COUNCIL office has become one of the first locations to join a nationwide coffee packaging recycling scheme.
4 Mar 2014 12:30
MORE than 800 people attended a jobs fair to get careers advice and find out about vacancies.
3 Mar 2014 17:30
A WOMAN is taking on a gruelling walking challenge to help raise awareness about a little-known disease after a friend passed away last year.
3 Mar 2014 12:30
FAMILIES flocked to a woodland activity day to ride a miniature train, pet owls and learn a range of woodland crafts.
3 Mar 2014 09:45
The Loddon Bridge Park and Ride has been shut again over fears of flooding.
3 Mar 2014 09:00
A RESIDENT has lost a three-year legal battle to light bonfires in her back garden, after neighbours complained about smoke billowing on to their properties.