A man has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to stabbing his room-mate to death in an attack fuelled by drink and drugs.
Last Friday, Lucasz Staskel, 24, of Richmond Way, Shepherd's Bush, admitted murdering Pawel Grabowski on the night of December 20, 2006, in the room they shared in a Shepherd's Bush squat. Both men were from Poland and had come to London separately to work as builders.
They had been drinking and smoking cannabis together when a fight broke out that was to end in Mr Grabowski's death.
During a struggle, Staskel grabbed a knife and stabbed his room-mate repeatedly.
Staskel then turned himself in at Hammersmith Police Station in Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith. Assistant Detective Chief Inspector Tariq Sarwar, who lead the investigation, said: "They had both come to England to make new lives for themselves working in the building industry, but instead Mr Grabowski is dead and Staskel is looking at a lengthy prison sentence." Staskel is due to be sentenced at a later date, yet to be confirmed.