"These were extremely disturbing and cruel crimes," said the Crown Prosecution Service after the sentencing of murderer Scarlet Blake.

The 26-year-old was sentenced today (February 26) at Oxford Crown Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 24 years for the killing of Jorge Carreno in the early hours of July 25, 2021.

A trial heard she had hit the Spanish 30-year-old in the head with a vodka bottle before strangling him and pushing him into Parsons Pleasure. 

READ MORE: Cat killer to be sentenced for murder of Jorge Carreno

After the sentencing, lawyer Hayley Garey, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “This was a complex and challenging case, but once Scarlet Blake was identified as the person walking with Jorge Carreno on the night he died, we were able to build a case based on medical and forensic evidence that secured a conviction for murder.

Oxford Mail: Scarlet Blake Scarlet Blake (Image: Newsquest)

“DNA on the top of a vodka bottle placed Blake at the riverside where Jorge died, and pathology results interpreted alongside Blake’s interests in strangulation provided a clear picture to the jury of how Jorge was killed.

“Scarlet Blake will now spend a long time in prison for these extremely disturbing and cruel crimes.

“Jorge’s family have suffered an immeasurable loss, but we hope that this sentence brings them some sense of justice.”