A woman who stabbed her ex-boyfriend to death after finding out he had met another girl on Tinder has been sentenced to at least 20 years behind bars.

25-year-old Hasna Begum flew in a rage and stabbed 23-year-old part-time DJ Pietro 36 times before leaving him foe dead.

The court heard on the day of the murder Begum wore a blonde wig and gloves before climbing out her window at 6am and taking a taxi to Mr Sanna’s home in east London to confront him.

While at his home she brutally attacked him, stabbing him 36 times, before putting on his hooded top and trousers to hide her blood-stained clothes.

Begum also stole Mr Sanna’s phone before jumping in a taxi and escaping.

Over the next few days she tried to cover up her tracks by using Mr Sanna’s phone to delete threatening messages she had sent to him days before the murder.

His body was found three days later when she anonymously tipped off his brother.

Begum denied murder and claimed she acted in self defence but her claims were rejected by jurors who found her guilty of murder at Inner London Crown Court.

She was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years.

DCI Gary Holmes, who led the investigation, said: “This was a callous, brutal and merciless attack on a young man who had his whole life ahead of him.

“Begum, who stands at 4ft 11ins tall and worked as a store assistant, had never previously been arrested by police. The frenzied brutal nature of the attack must have been entirely unexpected by the victim.

“Her behaviour before and after the attack was very conceited and her claim of self-defence was rightly dismissed by the jury.

“I hope today’s verdict goes some way to helping the victim’s family move on from what has been a harrowing and painful period.”

In a statement Mr Sanna’s mother, Valentina Coiana, said: “What words can one use to explain the pain for losing their son?

“How can I explain the weight pressing on my chest when I realise he is no longer here?

“Pietro was the second of my three children.

“When he moved from Italy to London to join his brother, who had been working there for a few years, I was happy about his new life.

“Music was Pietro’s passion, he made music and was starting to become known as a DJ.”

She added: “The pain caused by his death has been shared by all his friends, the old ones and the new ones in London: everyone remembered him as a young man who was always happy, cheerful, helpful, and caring.

“Despite the fact that we go on with our jobs, studies, and daily lives, there is a void in our family that will never be filled.”