Man to appear in court accused of street cleaner murder

07:15 10 December 2012

A man will appear at the Old Bailey today accused of stabbing a have-a-go-hero street cleaner to death.

Piotr Mikiewicz was attacked after trying to stop a house burglar in Rylett Road, Shepherd’s Bush, west London, where he had been working.

The 40-year-old hit the man several times with his broom and was stabbed once in the chest.

Roger Philip Buckingham, 30, of Bentworth Road, Shepherd’s Bush, who is charged with murder, will appear for a plea and case management hearing.

He is also charged with possession of an offensive weapon, theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.

Tributes were paid to Mr Mikiewicz, a Polish national, who was described as “a friend to everyone” by his employer, private contractor Serco.

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