A man who killed his former boyfriend by setting him alight has been jailed for 23 years.

Nadim Kurrimbukus, 25, poured petrol over the head of Charlie Davies and set him alight outside his home in Templedene Avenue, Staines two months after their relationship ended.

He was today jailed for a minimum of 23 years at Kingston Crown Court.

Passing sentence, Judge Charles Tilling told him: “The various aggravating features included the degree of planning and the particularly horrific method you chose to attack Charlie Davies.

“It was the culmination of a vendetta and because of your continued denial there seems to be a total lack of remorse.”

Davies, 23, died in hospital 12 days after the attack, which happened on June 14th last year.

Kurrimbukus’ co-defendant Yusuf Dulloo, 27, walked free from court after being found not guilty of murder and arson.

Kurrimbukus was also convicted for a separate charge of arson.