A suspected killer and rapist is set to be extradited back to the UK from India.

Aman Vyas is accused of a series of crimes, including rape, murder and sexual assault against four women over a period of two months in 2009.

Michelle Samaraweera, 35, was found dead in a playground in Queen’s Road, Walthamstow, in May 2009. It is believed she was sexually assaulted.

Two of the other attacks also happened in Walthamstow, while another occurred in Leyton. All three women had been violently raped between March and April 2009.

Vyas had been living in Walthamstow at the time of the attacks.

Now living in India, Vyas tried to quash an order passed in December 2018 by the Learned Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate that would see him extradited back to the UK.

But the High Court of Delhi found no grounds to interfere with the order and dismissed the appeal.

Vyas is wanted by UK police and has avoided extradition back to Britain for the past eight years.

He was held at New Delhi Airport in July 2011 after Scotland Yard issued an international arrest warrant.

Vyas has since been released on bail.