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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
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
“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.”