Man guilty of murdering housemate in East Ham

Bartosz Rejmanski

Bartosz Rejmanski - Credit: Met Press Bureau

A man has been found guilty of murdering his housemate following an argument.

Jurors at the Old Bailey today found Bartosz Rejmanski, 26, guilty of killing 57-year-old Grzegorz Raczek at the house they shared in Compton Avenue, East Ham.

The court heard how at around 7.20pm on March 28 this year, police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a seriously injured man.

Father-of-two Mr Raczek, who is originally from Poland, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination found the cause of death to be a head injury.

Enquiries by the Homicide and Major Crime Command established that an argument between the two had escalated to the point where Rejmanski attacked Mr Raczek in his room.

Rejmanski was arrested at the scene and charged the next day.

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Speaking after the verdict was delivered, Det Insp John Marriott said: “This was a particularly brutal murder and I am pleased with today’s conviction, especially for the family of Grzegorz Raczek, who he had left and come to England to support.

“His senseless death leaves his wife alone with massive difficulties in supporting their two children.”

Rejmanski will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday.