On Thursday 6th April 2017, at Reading Crown Court, a man was found guilty of murder following the death of a woman in High Wycombe.
On Sunday 18th September 2016, at around 11.30pm, 28 year old Ahsan Hassan of Dashwood Avenue, High Wycombe took 20 year old Zofia Sadowska to a disused kebab shop in Gayhurst Road, High Wycombe where he then murdered her.
At around 2.00am on Monday 19th September 2016 Hassan then took Zofia and put her into a waiting taxi, convincing the driver she was drunk and asleep and travelled to his home address in Dashwood Avenue.
At around 5.30am on Monday 19th September 2016 officers from Thames Valley Police and paramedics were called to a property in Dashwood Avenue, High Wycombe following reports of an attempted suicide. Inside the property they discovered a woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman was later identified as 20 year old Zofia Sadowska from High Wycombe. A post-mortem revealed the cause of death to be asphyxiation.
Hassan told investigating officers from Thames Valley Police that it was a suicide pact to try and cover up what he had done. He was arrested the same day and charged on Thursday 22nd September 2016.
At the same trial a 40 year old man also of Dashwood Avenue, High Wycombe was found not guilty of perverting the course of justice.
The conviction follows an investigation by Thames Valley Police. Senior investigating officer, Det Insp Stuart Blaik of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: ‘I am pleased that Hassan has been convicted for his crimes.
Hassan was deeply controlling, manipulative and consumed with jealousy. He evilly planned to murder Zofia and then showed cowardice when he tried to cover up his crime by falsely claiming that both he and Zofia had wished to commit suicide.
Hassan has never admitted his crimes, which has made dealing with the loss of Zofia even more of a terrible ordeal for her family.
I would like to pay tribute to Zofia’s family for their courage throughout.‘