Three men have today been convicted of the murder of Ealing resident Geeta Aulakh in Greenford in 2009.
Ealing Council Leader Julian Bell, who is also ward councillor for Greenford Broadway where the attack took place, has issued the following statement.
Councillor Julian Bell said: "This was a horrific murder that has sent shock waves through the whole community. It is always sad when someone is taken away from us, but this really was in the most appalling of circumstances.
"We hope that now her killers have been brought to justice Mrs Aulakh’s family can find peace and begin the difficult process of rebuilding their lives. Our thoughts are with them and also with her many friends and colleagues.
"I would like to pay tribute to the detectives who I know have worked tirelessly to bring her murderers to trial."