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Man jailed for murdering French tourist in London

Delivery driver Nicholas Foy, 39, has been jailed for life for stabbing a French tourist to death in an unprovoked and random attack.

Foy had snorted 4.5grams of cocaine in a 24-hour drink and drugs session

The French tourist was on holiday with his family in London when he was brutally attacked.

Foy, who was wearing just a pink pair of shorts when he brutally stabbed Mr Volpe, was arrested soon after the attack after he threatened three people with a large knife.

The Old Bailey heard that, Nicholas Foy stabbed Laurent Volpe in the stomach in Eltham during an alcohol and cocaine binge on 11 August last year, .

Mr Volpe, 49, had stepped outside for food when he was followed by Foy and attacked. He was taken to hospital but died three days later, BBC reported.

Foy, 39, of Eltham, was ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years in prison.

Det Ch Insp John Marriott described the killing as a "completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man who was holidaying in London".

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"Although Foy admitted having been on a drug binge in the hours leading up to the murder, this in no way excuses his actions that evening," he said.

The Met said he assaulted a police officer during his arrest then attacked another as he was being taken to hospital for treatment to self-inflicted wounds to his foot, BBC reported.

Laurent Volpe was a nuclear scientist on his way to visit his family when he was stabbed in Eltham, south east London (Picture: Met Police)

Foy will serve a minimum of 17 years behind bars (Picture: Met Police)

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