Neasden man jailed after fatally stabbing his flatmate in the neck

Volodymyr Holovatsky. Picture: Met Police

Volodymyr Holovatsky. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A man has been jailed for stabbing to death his housemate during a drunken fight at their home in Neasden.

Victim Dmytro Balaban. Picture: Met Police

Victim Dmytro Balaban. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Volodymyr Holovatskyi, 24, of Village Way, was sentenced to ten years and nine months on October 8, at Isleworth Crown Court after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 28-year-old Dmytro Balaban.

Emergency services were called to the multiple occupancy property at around 1.40am on December 14 to reports of an assault.

Dmytro was discovered inside the property with a stab wound to his neck and was declared dead at 2.08am.

Paramedics found Holovatskyi outside in the street covered in blood which was later confirmed to be Dmytro’s.


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Det Insp Colin McKeen said: “This was an extremely tragic incident following a disagreement which was unfortunately fuelled by alcohol. As a result, one young man has very sadly lost his life; and a second will now be spending a considerable time behind bars.”

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