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Worker convicted of murdering site colleague

31 July 2020
David Wycik

A man has been found guilty of killing his colleague on a construction site in Clapton, east London.

Polish national Dawid Wycik, 28, of no fixed abode, was found guilty on 29 July at Inner London Crown Court of murdering his 67-year-old compatriot Czeslaw Swiatkowski.

Police were called to a residential address in Mount Pleasant Lane at 23:29hrs on 24 January this year following reports of a disturbance. 

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Swiatkowski was found inside the property suffering from stab injuries and was declared dead a short time later. 

Wycik was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and was charged the following day.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound to the abdomen.

Detective inspector Brett Hagen, of the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Justice has been served today with this verdict. Wycik violently assaulted his 67-year-old work colleague in a drunken rage after he was politely asked to leave a property the victim had been renovating. 

“Not content with punching Czeslaw multiple times in the face and knocking him to the ground, he then proceeded to pick up a kitchen knife from nearby and stab him while he lay prone on the floor. 

“This was a cold, calculated and cowardly act of murder committed against a defenceless man some 40-plus years his elder. I hope Czeslaw’s family can take some small comfort from this outcome, albeit they’ll never comprehend why Wycik decided to use the lethal force he did.”

Comments

When is he being deported ?

Darren Allport, 3 August 2020