An Eltham man who went on a cocaine-fuelled drug binge before stabbing an innocent French tourist has been convicted of murder.

Nicholas Foy, of Greenvale Road, was found guilty at the Old Bailey today, February 12, following the death of 49-year-old Laurent Volpe.

Police were called to a stabbing at about 7pm on August 11, after a man was injured in Well Hall Parade.

The victim, French national Mr Volpe, was on holiday in London. He was taken to Kings College Hospital in a critical condition, and died three days later.

Foy was arrested shortly after the stabbing, having threatened three other people with a large knife.

Foy, who admitted he had been on a cocaine and alcohol binge, assaulted a police officer and had to be tasered.

As he himself was taken to hospital, Foy assaulted another officer.

Detective Chief Inspector John Marriott, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "This was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man who was holidaying in London.

"Although Foy admitted having been on a drug binge in the hours leading up to the murder, this in no way excuses his actions that evening."

Foy was discharged into police custody on August 14. He will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, February 16 .