An on the run killer who stabbed his friend 120 times two decades ago before fleeing the country and killing two other men may not start serving his sentence for another 32 years.

Mane Driza, 41, was wanted for a double murder of a father and son following a blood feud in his Albanian village when he killed fellow countryman Stefan Bledar Mone two years later in Wembley in June 1999.

He was working in Watford when he told a colleague he was going to kill Mr Mone, and he even asked one of his workmates to buy him a knife. He got his workmate to drive him to Northwood station, asking to stop at a shop to purchase a weapon.

He was still with his colleague when Driza began repeating ‘I’m going to kill him’ but he thought he was not being serious.

Driza got on the tube at Northwood leaving at Sudbury Hill before heading for Mr Mone’s home where he killed him.

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Stefan Bledar Mone, pictured, was beaten and stabbed to death at his home in Wembley

Driza, who is also known as Mane Drenov, then fled to Italy where six months later he shot two men in a Sicilian bar but the gun jammed and his third would-be victim survived.

He was arrested by Italian police and in June 2002 convicted and jailed for 30 years.

But in his absence he was convicted by an Albanian court for the two murders in 1997 and sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment in December 2001.

After he was jailed in Sicily, Scotland Yard detectives began extradition proceedings to bring him to face justice in the UK and he arrived last May.

Today at the Old Bailey Driza was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years after being convicted of Mr Mone's murder.

But his 30 year sentence in Italy is not due to end until 2026 and after that he could be extradited to Albania to serve his sentence there.

During his trial at the Old Bailey Driza claimed he acted in self-defence after accusing Mr Mone of stealing his wedding ring.

But the jury heard Driza, then 21 and working at a stonemason's company, used weapons such as a cheese knife, lock knife and a pick axe handle to inflict more than 120 wounds on Stefan's body.

Mr Mone, 23, was just three months away from becoming a father at the time of the murder.

Sentencing Judge Sarah Munro QC said: "The attack was of the utmost ferocity involving the use of at least two blunt articles and a heavy wooden pole to inflect extensive and multiple injuries.

"You stabbed him with two knives all over his head, face, back and chest.

"Several of the wounds were each in themselves potentially fatal, notably slash wounds to his throat which cut through his carotid artery and jugular vein, a stab wound to the head which penetrated the brain and wounds that penetrated the heart and lungs.

"This was a brutal attack on a defenceless man in his own home. He would have suffered very considerably before he died.

"Afterwards you were careful to change your clothes and clean up your hands before calmly booking a flight and fleeing the country to evade capture.

"The impact was to deprive his family of a young man, his girlfriend of her partner and his unborn son of his father."

He added: "Further you committed this offence just over two years later shooting two men dead in Albania and having fled to the UK no doubt you thought you will avoid responsibility for those killings.

"Since the murder of Mr Mone having fled to Italy you have been convicted of offences in 1999 involving threatening a man with a gun and the planned shootings of three men in Sicily - two of them died.

"The delay caused by your action and your decision to kill again has caused further suffering to the victim's family.

"You only have yourself to blame that I'm to deal with you 20 years on.

"The only mitigation is firstly the fact that there was some deliberate, in my view minimum, provocation due to the deceased having stolen your wedding ring and far more importantly your youth at the time of your offending."

In a victim impact statement Stefan's girlfriend Zoe Blay said their son Christopher was heartbroken when aged 14 he found out about his father's murder.

She said her son gets palpitations and feels sick when he thinks about the bloody attack that left him fatherless.

Ms Blay said: "I cannot put into words or begin to explain that day I found Stefan's body, it has traumatised me to this day, I suffer with flashbacks and nightmares.

"No one would want to see their loved one laying there like that. I was extremely scared after that; I moved from the city I had called home my whole life to a city where I only knew two people just to feel safe. I may have felt safe but it added to my depression and stress levels, not good when you are six months pregnant.

"I so wanted Stefan there when I gave birth to our son, to be proud of me, you stole that from me. Christopher our loving, kind and beautiful son grew up asking about his father from a very young age, I always told him Daddy is in heaven. When Christopher was about four-years-old his goldfish died, we said a few words and then flushed the goldfish down the toilet so he could go to heaven.

"A few days later I found Christopher on the bathroom floor talking to his daddy in the toilet. He thought this was where heaven was, this was truly heart-breaking to watch."

If Driza is ever released by the parole board after serving his sentence in this country, he will remain on licence for the rest of his life.