Dad knifed to death after stepping out to buy cigarettes

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A man who was stabbed to death while going out to get cigarettes has been named.

Daruisz Wolosz was London's first suspected murder victim of 2022.

The incident happened in West Drayton at 00.12am on Tuesday.

He was found by London Ambulance Service after reports of a stabbing were made.

Mr Wolosz was allegedly attacked by a group of “teenagers” after an argument, My London reports.

Police arrived, joining the paramedics, who treated Poland-born Mr Wolosz – the alleged gang had already fled on foot.

The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at 00.43am, and police are now looking for more information about the attack.

The are appealing for witnesses and those with dash cam footage in the area to come forward.

The victim's family – including his daughter – continue to be supported by specialist officers.

According to reports, his daughter confirmed that the man had gone out to by cigarettes when the incident occurred.

A post-mortem is due to be carried out today, and no arrests have been made.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley 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.

“Anyone who has information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 0063/04JAN.”

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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