Dariusz Wolosz: London’s first murder victim of 2022 named by police

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Dariusz Wolosz, 46, was Yiewsley’s second murder victim in five days  (Metropolitan Police)
Dariusz Wolosz, 46, was Yiewsley’s second murder victim in five days (Metropolitan Police)

Police have named London’s first murder victim of 2022 - stabbed to death after a row with a group of men in the street.

Dariusz Wolosz, 46, was attacked in High Street, Yiewsley, near West Drayton before his killers fled on foot.

It was the suburb’s second murder in five days. Elvis Tacu, 16, died from a knife wound close to Heather Lane on Thursday evening.

In the latest incident, police were called just after midnight on Tuesday by paramedics to reports of a stabbing.

Mr Wolosz, from Poland and who lives locally, had a number of wounds.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead minutes later.

Elvis Tacu,  16 (GoFundMe)
Elvis Tacu, 16 (GoFundMe)

Scotland Yard said his “distraught” family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem is expected to be held at Fulham mortuary on Thursday.

At this early stage, there have been no arrests.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, of the Met’s Specialist Crime, is leading the investigation.

He said: “We believe Dariusz was attacked by a group of males in Tavistock Road following a verbal dispute.

“The group then fled in different directions.

“The area was busy at the time with passing traffic and people driving past could well have captured dash cam footage of the incident, and the moments leading up to it.

“Dariusz’ family are distraught and we are doing everything we can to support them at this time. We need the public’s help now to find those responsible.

“I urge local people to check any doorbell and dash cameras to check them; you may have captured something that could be very significant for us.”

A 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Ealing youth court on Tuesday charged with Elvis’s murder.

He was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

Anyone with information on Mr Wolosz’s fatal stabbing is asked to call 101, quoting reference 0063/04JAN, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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