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.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Mirand is ending – but will she be tripping off into the sunset with Gary?

Read more

Mobile phone footage could hold crucial evidence about what happened.

Read more

The video games industry will hand out some of its biggest awards on Friday night in London.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Mobile phone footage could hold crucial evidence about what happened.

Scientists have found that cooking with olive oil is better than cooking with many of the seed oils.

Dozens of yellow flowers have been left in her honour at Hanwell clock tower as a mark of respect.

This feel-good clip is well worth a watch.

Quirky London