Today at Inner London crown court, he was found guilty of “killing for the sake of killing”.
Claire’s parents, Linda and Cliff, both died before he could be brought to justice.
She told a jury at Maidstone Crown Court she was on her way home from work listening to music at about 7pm on June 10 last year when she saw a VW with the driver’s door open in Steele Avenue. He will be subject to a tagged curfew for two months from 9pm to 5am.
“The door was closed so that I could walk past,” she said. Terms of Comments We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.
His hand remained swollen “like a balloon” for five weeks until doctors gave him a course of antibiotics.
Dubbed the “British black widow”, the deadly spider, which is about the size of a 50 pence piece, unleashes venom and can kill those who are allergic to it. The false widow spider has also been sighted in Orpington and in Greenwich, where one victim was 29-year-old glazier Paul Lakeman, who felt something on his shoulder as he lay down to sleep.
Rashpal Kalsi continues to maintain he is innocent, but a judge said he was convicted on “the clearest and most compelling evidence”.
The 42-year-old bakery worker was parked in the street where he lives in Greenhithe and had the car door open as the victim was walking past. I screamed at him: ‘What the **** do you think you’re doing? Put it away.’ “He refused to put it away and said he was not doing anything wrong. “I got angry and pulled my phone out and took a photo of him.
Described as “the golden boy in his mother’s eye”, the killer even attended Claire’s funeral.Ash-Smith, now 46, was known locally as “psycho” and “phantom”.He had targeted women since 1988, acting out his secret sexual fantasies and keeping 30 knives.Further reading: False widow spider now spotted in Essex“I was in bed with the light off,” Mr Lakeman told .“I have quite a lot of hair and it normally brushes on my shoulder and being a hot night I had the fan on.To begin with I thought it was my hair so instinctively I threw it off onto the floor.“I heard the spider hit the floor and I looked at it - it looked like it meant business.”Decorator Andy Pitty from Greenhithe near Dartford in Kent says he has counted 50 of the spiders across three fences at his home.I put it in (a glass) with one of the baby spiders and it just killed it within seconds.”The false widow spider first came to the UK over 100 years ago in crates of fruit from the Canary Islands.