Fifth man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing of Sven Badzak

Sven Badzak

Sven Badzak was stabbed to death in Kilburn - Credit: Jasna Badzak

A fifth man has been arrested in connection with the killing of Sven Badzak in Kilburn.

The 22-year-old aspiring lawyer was stabbed to death in Willesden Lane on February 6 as he waited to buy a bagel. 

A post-mortem examination carried out on February 8 confirmed he died of multiple stab wounds.

A 16-year-old male was also found suffering stab injuries after fleeing into a shop on Willesden Lane and is recovering from his injuries, Scotland Yard said.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder today (March 5) and taken into custody at a north London police station where he remains.


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Four men previously arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing have all been released on bail.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on February 15 and taken to an east London police station.

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A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on February 14 and taken to a north London police station. 

A 17-year-old youth was arrested on February 9 and a 19 -year-old on February 10, both on suspicion of murder.

They are all due back from bail in late March.

Anybody with information can call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5580/06Feb.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org.

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