A mum whose daughter was murdered outside Bexleyheath police station over two decades ago is hoping the truth will finally come to light. 

Sabina Rizvi, 25, was murdered in the early hours of March 20, 2003. 

The following year Paul Asbury was convicted of Sabina’s murder but nobody else involved has ever been convicted. 

An inquest into Sabina’s death will resume on Monday (March 4, 2024) at the Old Bailey. 

It is expected that the inquest will explore the role the police played in the circumstances surrounding her death.   

Mrs Iffat Rizvi, Sabina’s mum, said: “After waiting nearly 21 years since Sabina’s murder, our family is greatly relieved that the inquest into her death is finally being held. 

“The fight to get a full inquest to establish what really happened that terrible night has been long and hard, and we have endured much grief and pain along the way. 

“We now sincerely hope the inquest will get to the truth about Sabina’s death.” 

News Shopper: Paul Asbury jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years in 2004Paul Asbury jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years in 2004 (Image: Archive)The inquest was originally opened and adjourned in 2003. 

In February 2019 it was finally reopened as the Senior Coroner for South London ruled that Article 2, the right to life, is engaged. 

Her Honour Judge Angela Rafferty KC will be the coroner for the inquest.