Mum’s heartbreaking tribute to privately-educated son, 22, stabbed to death on way to buy dad Waitrose orange juice
A GREIVING mum has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her “beloved” son who was stabbed to death during a night of bloodshed in London.
Sven Badzak, 22, who was privately educated, was on his way to Waitrose to buy orange juice for his dad when he was attacked on Willesden Lane in Kilburn just after 5.30pm yesterday.
11Sven Badzak was stabbed to death last night in Kilburn, North LondonCredit: Met Police11Sven and his friend Bobby were attacked by a gang who chased them, police saidWitnesses watched him die on the street from stab wounds with his shopping bag next to him as he became the second victim to die from a knife attack in the capital in 24 hours.
More than a dozen other people were knifed over the weekend across the city.
Police have confirmed that Sven and his friend Bobby were stabbed after an “altercation” with a “group of males.”
They were chased and when Sven fell to the ground he was attacked by several thugs.
Bobby managed to seek sanctuary in a shop but is currently fighting for his life in hospital.
Sven’s mum Jasna, 49, said her “only child” was “the nicest of the nice kids.”
She told MyLondon: “He was the most polite boy you could possibly imagine. The perfect manners, he spoke the perfect Queen’s English.
“If we passed ambulances in the car he’d make us stop and ask if I could help as I was a doctor.”
Jasna attended medical school when she was just 16 and says she “worked hard” to give her son the best life possible.
He attended the posh Weatherby School and then Roehampton University – and intended to become a lawyer, his mum said.
Yet, Sven passed away at the age of 22 after he and another young man were stabbed on the streets of lawless London last night.
The teen knifed in the same incident – named by friends as ‘Bobby’ – was rushed to hospital in a “critical” condition.
11Sven’s murder followed another in Croydon on Friday nightCredit: Getty Images – Getty11Sven’s friend Bobby was also stabbed at the scene and is in critical condition in hospitalCredit: PA:Press Association11Forensics at the scene of the double-stabbing in North LondonCredit: (c) UkNewsinPictures11Sven as a young child with former Chancellor George OsbornePolice have not confirmed the motive behind the double stabbing in North London.
Jasna said her son had left to pick up orange juice from the shops for his dad before he was attacked.
She said: “In the morning he had gone out to do some jobs with his dad but forgot orange juice. I gave him my card and he left.
“He went to Waitrose on Queens Way, I can see from my card.”
After her son did not arrive home, Jasna tried to contact him.
“At around 8.30 I called him,” she said.
“I thought maybe he’s playing football or something. I went for a quick shower and then the police turned up at my door.
“They told me he died.”
She added: “He was a child. My child. My only child.”
Jasna has pleaded with former Chancellor George Osborne to help the family following Sven’s killing.
She posted a picture of Sven as a young child meeting Osborne – who stood down as an MP in 2017.
Jasna wrote: “George, you know my only son Sven in the photo with you and me who was killed last night after being pointlessly stabbed for daring to go to @waitrose and bagel shop.”
She then slammed the Met Police as “horrible” insisting “I didn’t even see my dead son. Can you help please?”
Detective Chief Inspector Darren Jones, who leads the investigation, said: “At this early stage we believe Sven and his friend became involved in an altercation with a group of males.
11A police officer stands outside a supermarket after two people were stabbed on Saturday eveningCredit: PA:Press Association“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.”
Sven was a sociology graduate and worked for Transport for London, according to his pals.
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.
Chief Inspector Guy Ellwood said: “This was a barbaric attack in a public place and the community will be rightly shocked.
“As a result you will see more officers on the streets over the remainder of this weekend and the coming days.
“If you have any concerns then please speak to them.
WEEKEND OF BLOODSHED
“I would also appeal directly to the community – violence of this nature has no place on our streets.
“If you know of any piece of information that could help identify those responsible, please do the right thing and contact police or Crimestoppers.”
The city’s weekend of violence started with five separate stabbings in South London on Friday night.
A man, 22, known locally as Lavz, was fatally knifed in Croydon and was pronounced dead at the scene on Wisbeach Road – after eyewitnesses used a towel to try and stop the bleeding.
11Lavz is believed to be Friday night’s stabbing victimCredit: BPM MediaundefinedHis death – which has sparked a murder probe – was a revenge attack for a gang stabbing last month, drill rap forum users have claimed.
Another 10 people were injured in the knife attacks on Friday.
The first victim was taken to hospital after being stabbed at an address in Croydon just before 7pm.
Then, four men – aged in their 20s – turned up at a South London hospital with stab injuries sustained during a fight in Streatham.
Video footage of that altercation has emerged showing three men battering another man, who appears to be holding a knife, in the back of a van.
11Video footage shows a man being beaten in the back of a van in South London on Friday night11The man being battered appeared to be holding a knifePolice said no arrests have been made and none of their injuries were life-threatening.
Two men in their 30s were also treated in hospital after being stabbed in Chislehurst, South East London, on the same night.
The final attack on Friday at 9.12pm left one man injured on Croydon’s Dingwall Road.
Police arrested one man, 38, on suspicion of GBH and also cuffed the wounded male as well on suspicion of affray.
Cops do not believe that any of Friday night’s attacks were linked to each other.
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The crimewave continued on Saturday morning when a man in his twenties was stabbed in Couldson, South London. Two men were arrested.
A 24-year-old man was also knifed in Croydon on Saturday afternoon.
Separately, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed at 6.12pm yesterday in South West London.
He has been rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Footage shows scene after a man is stabbed to death as cops are called to FIVE stabbings during night of bloodshed in Croydon