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UPDATE: Man jailed in connection with Hackney murder

News   •   Jul 31, 2020 19:35 BST

[Guilty: Dawid Wycik]

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment having been found guilty of a murder in Clapton. 

Dawid Wycik, 28 (18.04.92) of no fixed abode, was found guilty on Wednesday, 29 July at Inner London Crown Court of murdering 67-year-old Czeslaw Swiatkowski.

He was sentenced at the same court on Friday, 31 July to a minimum tariff of 17 years.

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.” 

Police were called to a residential address in Mount Pleasant Lane, E5 at 23:29hrs on Friday, 24 January following reports of a disturbance. 

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Mr Swiatkowski was found inside the property suffering from stab injuries. 

Despite the efforts of emergency services, he 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.

Mr Swiatkowski was a Polish national, as is Wycik.