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A 19 year old man has died after being stabbed in Finsbury Park. Police say they were alerted at 11.20 pm Saturday, May 8 to a man stabbed in the vicinity of Finsbury Park underground station, Seven Sisters Road, N4. He was taken to a North London hospital were he died at 12:25 am Sunday May 9.
The victim has been named as Marcin Bilaszewski, a Polish national from the N15 area. It is believed Marcin was on the 254 bus from Stamford Hill to Finsbury Park with a large group of friends including his girl friend, Anna Betlinska, heading to a party, when an altercation began.
Dagmara Drzymota, who was in the group said they were on the 254 on the way to Finsbury Park tube station where they were to take a train to Central London. “There was a big group of us, around 20 to 25 people, but a man on the bus started insulting us for no reason,” she said. “None of us knew him. He seemed to be acting in a disturbed way. I think he was on drugs.
“As we were getting off the bus most of the group had gone ahead when the man punched Anna”. “Marcin then tried to protect her, but the man pulled out a knife and stabbed him before running away”.
The suspect has been described as black man between age 30-40, who made off by foot and is believed to be known to police but he hasn’t been found yet.
Marcin Bilaszewski came to the UK 5 years ago and worked in the building and construction trade since he left school.
Another friend, 17 year old Eliza Kowalczyk said, “Marcin was really lovely. He loved going out and having fun. He had loads of friends. He would always make everything really funny. We met Marcin through his girlfriend. We are really good friends with her. She is at home with her parents. She is too upset to say anything. They had been together for two years.”
Bilaszewski is the 11th teenager this year, to have died violently in London.
An incident room has opened by the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 0300 123 1212 or to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.