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15:01 Wednesday 18 July 2012  Written by Nick Mayo

UPDATE: Photo released of double murderer

Attila Ban
Attila Ban

A hotel receptionist murdered two colleagues at their work place including a 20-year-old from Iver Heath.

Hungarian Attila Ban, (pictured) from New Road, Harlington, has been found guilty of the murder of Alice Adams, of Trewarden Avenue, Iver Heath, and their colleague at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel in Hillingdon, Tibor Vass, 20.

The two receptionists were found dead from multiple stab wounds in August.

A jury took five hours before giving the guilty verdict at the Old Bailey today.

Ban, 32, had a 'profound obsession' with Vass.

The court heard how the murderer and his two victims had formed friendships through work.

Miss Adams and two colleagues joined the two men in the one bedroom flat they shared in the hotel grounds for some drinks on August 9.

Her two colleagues left and that was the last sighting of her alive.

Concerns were raised the following afternoon when none of them turned up for work.

The divan where Ban hid
The divan where Ban hid

Police forced entry into the flat and found the bodies of Miss Adams and Mr Vass as well as a number of bloodstained cook's knives.

Hours after the killings, Ban updated his Facebook page saying that he 'wanted to wake up from this nightmare' and the manhunt for him began.

He was eventually arrested in the hotel grounds on August 12 after previously hiding in the divan of the bed in the flat.

Detective Inspector John Finch, from the Met Police, said: "Attila Ban's profound obsession for Tibor Vass drove him to commit a disturbing and frenzied attack.

"Ban manipulated Mr Vass into believing that their friendship was genuine, however he exploited this closeness to kill him and his friend Miss Adams, who was simply caught up in events."

He will be sentenced on August 17 at the Old Bailey.

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