A man been jailed for life in Pakistan for the murder of an exiled politician who was ambushed on his way home in the UK a decade ago.

Dr Imran Farooq, 50, was stabbed several times and bludgeoned with a house brick in Edgware, north London, on September 16 2010.

Pakistani national Mohsin Ali Syed, 35 was convicted of his murder and conspiracy to murder following a trial in Islamabad and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

A second man, Muhammad Kashif Khan Kamran, 40, was also convicted of murdering Dr Farooq in his absence and remains wanted by Pakistani authorities.

Dr Farooq was a prominent member of the Pakistani political party MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) and had been living in exile in the UK for more than a decade when he died.

The Metropolitan Police have said both men found guilty of his killing were also connected to the party, from which Dr Farooq was suspended at the time of his death.

The trial used information shared by Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command who spoke with more than 4,000 witnesses and collected more than 4,500 pieces of evidence as part of their investigation.

Exhibits included CCTV footage which showed the pair around Edgware in the days leading up to the September 16 attack, including Syed watching Dr Farooq using a cash machine in the morning of the day he was killed.

He was also spotted entering a local 99p store on September 14 2010 and purchasing a pack of knives which matched those recovered at the murder scene.

The pair then fled on a flight from Heathrow to Columbo, Sri Lanka, late on the evening of Dr Farooq's murder before travelling to Karachi several days later.

In June 2015, Pakistani authorities confirmed that Syed had been arrested and a trial began last year.

The UK's High Commissioner to Pakistan has paid tribute to the "ground-breaking legal collaboration" that led to Syed's conviction.

Christian Turner said: "Today's conviction marks a team effort between law agencies in the UK and Pakistan working together to get justice for the murder of Dr Imran Farooq."

Similar compliments were paid by Commander Richard Smith, head of Scotland Yard's counter terror operation, who said: "This outcome would not have been possible were it not for the incredible dedication, skill and determination of the investigation team who for almost 10 years have never given up in the pursuit of his killers."

A number of other individuals were also convicted in Pakistan of conspiracy to murder Dr Farooq, the Metropolitan Police said.

By Caitlin Doherty, PA