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Family of Natalie Jarvis pay tribute to Swanley murder victim after sentence

PUBLISHED: 12:44 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 25 April 2013

Natalie Jarvis

Natalie Jarvis

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The family of Swanley murder victim Natalie Jarvis have paid tribute to her after her killer was sentenced to life behind bars.

Adam Whelehan, 23, of Rosebery Avenue, Swanley, will spend at least 26 years in jail after being found guilty following a three-week trial.

In a statement they said: “Natalie Jarvis was the most amazing person anyone could wish to meet. She was beautiful inside and out. Her smile and laughter were infectious and the love she had for life, and everyone in her life, was overwhelming.

“Everyone who came into contact with our Natalie will always remember the fun she brought to every one and every thing she did. She cared for everyone and always wanted everyone to be happy, smiling and enjoying life to the full just as she did.

“Our family has been horrifically ripped apart by the senseless savage slaughter of the most loving sister and daughter anyone could ask for. Our home and lives are now a void of crushing silence without Natalie’s insatiable lust for life.

“The support we have received from our family, our friends and complete strangers throughout our nightmare has been overwhelming and we are eternally grateful to you all.

“No sentence is long enough for Adam Whelehan. We cannot get our beloved Natalie back. Our hearts have been shattered and can never be mended. Our lives will never be the same again without our sweet beautiful Natalie.”

Whelehan’s co-accused, Thomas Fuller, 23, of Oakley Road, Eltham, was acquitted of the murder charge.

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