Sven Badzak’s mother is holding a picture of her son
A third person was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of aspiring attorney Sven Badzak in north-west London.
The 22-year-old was stabbed to death in a “completely unprovoked” attack involving six people while buying a bagel in Kilburn on February 6, the Metropolitan Police said.
A 20-year-old man was arrested on Sunday morning on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a police station in north London.
A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy previously arrested on suspicion of murder were released on bail.
Mr Badzak, who worked for his father’s construction company and was hoping for a law conversion course, was waiting outside a bagel shop with his 16-year-old friend when both were attacked.
His mother, Jasna Badzak, a former Conservative Party activist, said she believed her son was killed in an accidental attack.
Jasna Badzak with a photo of her son Sven, taken with Boris Johnson during his 2008 London Mayoral campaign (Jonathan Brady / PA)
Detectives do not believe the victims knew their attacker and have no information that could suggest it was a robbery.
Ms. Badzak said her son, who had been privately educated at the schools in Wetherby and Portland Place prior to attending Roehampton University, went to a shop for orange juice and then to a bagel shop when he was attacked.
When he and his friend were persecuted at around 5:30 p.m. they broke up and Mr Badzak of Maida Hill in west London fell to the ground and was repeatedly stabbed.
The 16-year-old also suffered multiple stab wounds but escaped to a shop on Willesden Lane.
He is in stable condition in the hospital.
Ms. Badzak said her son, who had a degree in sociology but wanted to be a lawyer, met Boris Johnson and other prominent Conservative politicians when he was younger through campaigning with the party.
The prime minister said “absolutely everything” will be done to combat violent crime after Ms. Badzak, a consultant and financial analyst, urged him to see that her son’s murderers are caught.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5580 / 06FEB.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers information can be made available anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.