Police are looking for two men a year after an aspiring lawyer was stabbed to death
Detectives are looking for two men they want to speak to about the fatal assault on an aspiring lawyer in north-west London a year ago.
Sven Badzak, 22, died after being attacked and stabbed in Willesden Lane, Kilburn on February 6, 2021.
The victim, from Maida Hill, west London, and his 16-year-old friend were chased around 5.30pm.
They separated and Mr. Badzak fell to the ground and was stabbed several times.
The 16-year-old also suffered several stab wounds but escaped to a shop in Willesden Lane and is still recovering from his injuries.
Mr Badzak’s mother, Jasna Badzak, a former Conservative Party activist, said her son, who was hoping to take a law conversion course, went to the shops to get orange juice and a bagel when he was attacked.
Three men have been charged with murder and are awaiting trial.
The Metropolitan Police said the investigation is continuing and they believe the suspects are still on hold.
The force said officers wanted to speak to the two men in the released photos, which were captured near the scene shortly before the killing.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: ‘More than a year has passed since this horrific incident which took a young man away from his family and our investigation continues.
“Sven’s family deserves justice and we will continue to identify those responsible and bring them all to justice.
“We urge anyone – especially those in Kilburn and the wider area near where the incident happened – to look carefully at these images to check if you know who these men are and if you know them. saw near Willesden Lane on February 6, 2021.”
Shiroh Ambersley, 21, and Rashid Gedel, 20, both denied murdering Mr Badzak when appearing at the Old Bailey in June after being charged early last year.
Ambersley, from Wembley, north-west London, and Gedel, from Ilford, east London, were remanded in custody ahead of a trial on July 18.
A 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with murder in September.
Six other men who were arrested have been released under investigation pending further investigation, police said.
Anyone with information relating to the investigation should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5580/06FEB21 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.