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Man charged with murder of aspiring lawyer from Kilburn appears at Old Bailey

A man charged with the fatal stabbing of an aspiring lawyer who attended the same prestigious school as Prince Harry and Prince William has appeared at the Old Bailey.

Sven Badzak, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene after being stabbed in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, at around 5.30pm on February 6 earlier this year.

Shiroh Ambersley, of Matthews Close, Wembley, appeared in court via video link from HMP Wormwood Scrubs on Friday (March 19).

He is charged with Sven’s murder and the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Appearing in a grey jumper and trousers, he spoke only to confirm his name.

Rashid Gedel, 20, of Fenman Gardens, Ilford, is also charged with the same offences. He appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday (March 16).



Sven was just 22 when he was killed

The pair have been remanded in custody to appear at the same court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on June 1.

Sven attended Wetherby School in Notting Hill, whose alumni includes the Queen’s grandsons.

It is believed he had gone to the shops with his mum Jasna’s bank card to pick up some orange juice when he was attacked.

Jasna told My London through tears following the incident that her son had hoped to be a lawyer.

She said: “He was talking to top lawyers about getting into the business. He was very eloquent. He talked a lot but never nonsense.

“There was no one who could out speak him. He was polite but persuasive. He could flip any argument you made.”



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He is said to have left their home to go to a shop, but never returned.

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