A 22-year-old killed in south London throughout a spate of stabbings in the capital last weekend has actually been named as Lavaun Witter.
He was one of 2 males stabbed to death in 8 unconnected stabbings over 24 hr, which began on Friday night. The other man to die, Sven Badzak, also 22, was chased by a group and knifed to death in Kilburn on Saturday afternoon.
The Metropolitan police and paramedics were called to a home in Wisbeach Roadway, Croydon, simply after 8pm on Friday, where Witter died at the scene. No arrests have actually been made in connection with the death.
His family said in a statement that they had actually been left “definitely ravaged”, including: “No one might have seen this coming. Lavaun was predestined for greatness and he wanted to fly high. He simply wished to have an excellent life and to take care of his household.
” Everybody who knows him will remember him as a legend. We are all absolutely traumatised. We don’t know how we are going to go on. It is just too uncomfortable.”
Det Ch Insp Kate Kieran, from Professional Criminal activity South, appealed for witnesses or anyone with info to come forward.
She said: “Somebody knows who did this and I would urge anybody who saw or heard anything soon after 8pm on Friday evening to come forward, no matter how insignificant you think your details may be, it might help us piece together what occurred.”
Witter’s death was one of 5 such occurrences reported in the area between 6.56 pm and 9.12 pm on Friday. At 11.20 am on Saturday, a guy in his 20s was stabbed in Coulsdon, south London, then soon after 3pm police were contacted us to a stabbing of a 24-year-old near West Croydon station.
Then, at around 5.30 pm on Saturday, Badzak and a 16-year-old friend were set upon by a group in Kilburn, north-west London.
Badzak, who was working for his daddy’s construction business and hoped to do a law conversion course, was waiting outside a bagel store when the pair were assaulted. Both were taken to hospital. Badzak died and his buddy remains in a stable condition.
A 19-year-old man was detained on Wednesday and a 17-year-old was hung on Tuesday, both on suspicion of murder in relation to the case. The victim’s mother, Jasna Badzak, has actually contacted the prime minister and other political leaders to assist her to get justice for her son.