An ex-private schoolboy who met Prime Minister Boris Johnson, George Osborne and David Cameron as a child was stabbed to death on his way to pick up some orange juice from Waitrose.
His heartbroken mother has paid tribute to her ‘beloved’ son after the ‘barbaric’ public attack and pleaded with Mr Johnson for help.
Sven Badzak, 22, was attacked on Willesden Lane in Kilburn just after 5.30pm yesterday and died on the street with his bag of shopping next to him.
His mother, Jasna Badzak, 49, appealed on Twitter with pictures of her only son as a child with Mr Johnson, former chancellor George Osborne, and former prime minister David Cameron along with pleas for help.
An ex-private schoolboy who met Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured), George Osborne and David Cameron as a child was stabbed to death on his way to pick up some orange juice
Sven Badzak, 22, was attacked on Willesden Lane in Kilburn just after 5.30pm yesterday and died on the street with his bag of shopping next to him
The ex-Conservative activist tweeted: ‘Boris, this is my only son Sven with you and you knew him as he helped your campaign.
‘Please get someone to help me after everything I did for you!’
The former UKIP press officer said her son had been ‘pointlessly stabbed for daring to go to Waitrose and bagel shop’ and also accused the Metropolitan Police of being ‘horrible’ and said she had not yet seen her dead son.
She had earlier told
‘He always asked people how their day was, how their family is, if he could do something for them.
Jasna Badzak appealed on Twitter with pictures of her only son as a child with former prime minister David Cameron along with pleas for help
Sven Badzak pictured as a child with his mother and former chancellor George Osbourne
‘If we passed ambulances in the car he’d make us stop and ask if I could help as I was a doctor.’
It comes after a spate of stabbings in the capital over the weekend left two dead and 10 injured in seven separate attacks.
The victim, who was an aspiring actor and model, had been privately educated at Wetherby and Portland Place schools before attending Roehampton University and had been seeking advice on becoming a lawyer before he was killed
Officers were called to Willesden Lane with London Ambulance Service and found two males suffering stab injuries.
Mr Badzak, from Maida Vale, was pronounced dead at the scene and a second male – believed to be aged in his teens – was taken to hospital. His condition has been assessed as critical.
The victim, who was an aspiring actor and model, had been privately educated at Wetherby and Portland Place schools before attending Roehampton University and had been seeking advice on becoming a lawyer before he was killed.
Michael Barnes, 19, a friend of the victim, said: ‘Sven and Bobby were my friends.
‘We just came to drop off some flowers.
‘I don’t know what happened. I was out and saw on my phone that my friend was stabbed.
‘We’ve obviously tried to find some answers, but none of us know anything so far, just that Sven and Bobby have been stabbed.
‘Sven was 22 and Bobby was 17, I think.
‘We were all really shocked when we saw it on the news.
‘They really stuck to their own and did their own thing. It wasn’t gang-related or anything like that.
‘Bobby worked in construction and Sven was a train driver for TfL.
‘Sven even had a degree in sociology,
‘We were all really shocked, they were really great people.’
An order granting police additional ‘stop and search’ powers in the Kilburn area was issued in the wake of the double stabbing.
Police say there have been no arrests, and inquiries are continuing.
Lead detective Chief Inspector Darren Jones, of Scotland Yard, said: ‘At this early stage we believe Sven and his friend became involved in an altercation with a group of males.
‘As this group chased the pair, Sven and his friend became separated.
‘Sven fell to the ground and was attacked by a number of the group.
‘His friend was also attacked but managed to seek sanctuary in a shop – however, he remains critically ill in hospital.
‘Our thoughts are with both families of these victims who must be enduring unimaginable pain at this time.
‘I want to assure them that we will support them throughout this investigation and that my team of highly experienced officers will be working tirelessly to locate and apprehend those responsible for this horrific attack.’
Chief Inspector Guy Ellwood added more officers would be patrolling the area in the coming days, adding: ‘This was a barbaric attack in a public place and the community will be rightly shocked.’
Police continue to investigate a flurry of knife attacks in the capital since Friday evening, with five incidents reported in south London between 6.56pm and 9.12pm alone.
A 22-year-old man, named locally as Lavz, fatally knifed at a property in Wisbeach Road, Croydon, died at the scene.
Police say the spate of stabbings are currently being treated as isolated incidents.
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