IT WAS January this year when Czeslaw Swiatkowski, 67, was murdered in Clapton. At the end of July, Dawid Wycik, 28, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of the murder – and sentence to prison, with a minimum tariff of 17 years.
The Inner London Crown Court heard that reports came in to the police at around 11.30pm on Friday, 24th January that there was a disturbance at a residential address in Mount Pleasant Lane, E5. Police and the London Ambulance Service went along – and found the victim in the property, suffering from stab injuries.
Despite the best efforts of medics, Swiatkowski was declared dead a short time later. Wycik was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and was charged the following day. Both men were Polish nationals.
Detective Inspector Brett Hagen of the Specialist Crime Command said, “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. Today, he begins a lengthy prison sentence for his actions that night when he stabbed Czeslaw as he lay prone on the floor.”