“Charming” aspiring lawyer Sven Badzak, 22, is the latest in a long line of violent crime victims in the capital.
Police believe that Mr. Badzak was stabbed, along with a 16-year-old friend, whilst fleeing a group of armed men on Willesden Lane. The horrific attack is believed to have occurred at around 5:40pm on February 6th.
Mr. Badzak had been to a store to purchase a bagel, and an orange smoothie, for his mother. It is believed that he was confronted outside the shop by his assailants.
His distraught mother, Jasna Badzak, said that “he could have gone to the very top”. She added that “the last thing he said to me was thank you, I love you”.
Mr. Badzak is unfortunately the latest victim of the explosion of violent crime in the nation’s capital city. Last year alone, the Metropolitan Police recorded over 222,000 violent crime offences in London. This number has spiked in recent years, growing by more than 35% since 2015.
Detective Chief Inspector Darren Jones, who has been assigned to lead the investigation, said: “Our thoughts are with both families of these victims, who must be enduring unimaginable pain at this time; I want to assure them that we will support them throughout this investigation and that my team of highly experienced officers will be working tirelessly to locate and apprehend those responsible for this horrific attack.”
The Chief Inspector also reminded the public that officers “will be working tirelessly to locate and apprehend those responsible for this horrific attack”.
Anyone with information about the attack who could assist police is urged to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD5580/6Feb.
Alternatively, those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Everyone here at The Point News would like to express our condolences to anyone affected at this difficult time.