Ivan Svatkovskij life sentence for boyfriend murder

Ivan Svatkovskij, of Appledore, Bracknell Image copyright TVP
Image caption Ivan Svatkovskij, 31, stabbed his boyfriend through the heart following an argument, police believe

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for fatally stabbing his boyfriend through the heart.

Ivan Svatkovskij, of Appledore, Bracknell was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Aleksandrs Vasilievs in September following a two-week trial.

Svatkovskij claimed his partner had committed suicide but the jury at Reading Crown Court "saw through his lies", police said.

He will serve a minimum of 15 years before being eligible for parole.

Mr Vasilievs, a Latvian national, had been stabbed in Appledore on the night of Friday 20 September.

Police said he "died from a single stab wound to the heart" after what they believe was an argument between the two men.

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