Can these men help solve Ealing murder? Cops release CCTV of stabbing

Can these men help solve Ealing murder? Cops release CCTV of three potential witnesses after Polish woman, 21, was stabbed to death in alleyway in upmarket West London

  • Polish national Ania Jedrkowiak was found with stab wounds in Roberts Alley
  • She was pronounced dead at the scene in Church Gardens, south Ealing, London
  • Three men were seen walking or travelling on e-scooters in the area around the time of the incident, and officers are keen to identify them as witnesses in case
  • Detectives have released CCTV footage of three potential witnesses after a Polish woman was stabbed to death in London just after midnight on Tuesday.

    Polish national Ania Jedrkowiak, 21, was found with stab wounds in Roberts Alley off Church Gardens, South Ealing, yesterday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts of emergency services.

    The three men were walking or travelling on e-scooters in the area around the time of the incident, and officers are keen to identify them to find out if they saw or heard anything that could help with their investigation.

    The men are asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4215 if they see the appeal, with the Met assuring that ‘they are of interest only as witnesses to this serious offence’.

    A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a west London police station but he has since been released with no further action.

    A 29-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of murder on 17 May and he has been taken into custody where he remains. 








    A murder investigation was launched which is being conducted by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

    The homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are conducting the murder investigation. Officers are speaking with Ania’s next of kin and they are being supported by specialist officers.

    Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘We have now made a second arrest, which we believe is a very significant one in this investigation. The victim and suspect were known to each other.

    ‘We are examining CCTV and speaking to any witnesses who have come forward. 

    ‘However, we are always keen to hear from anyone else who has not yet spoken to us but who thinks they may have seen or heard anything, no matter how small, that could help.

    Detectives have released CCTV footage of three potential witnesses after a Polish woman was stabbed to death in London just after midnight on Tuesday

    Detectives have released CCTV footage of three potential witnesses after a Polish woman was stabbed to death in London just after midnight on Tuesday

    Two of the men were travelling on e-scooters in the area around the time of the incident

    Officers say they are keen to identify them to find out if they saw or heard anything that could help

    The three men were walking or travelling on e-scooters in the area around the time of the incident, and officers are keen to identify them to find out if they saw or heard anything that could help with their investigation. Two of the men are pictured

    The men are asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4215 if they see the appeal, with the Met assuring that 'they are of interest only as witnesses to this serious offence'

    The men are asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4215 if they see the appeal, with the Met assuring that ‘they are of interest only as witnesses to this serious offence’

    ‘In particular we would urge anyone who lives or was travelling in the area of South Ealing Road, between 11.15pm on Monday, 16 May and 1am the next day, or anyone who has CCTV or a doorbell camera, or a dash cam, to check it for anything that appears out of the ordinary.’

    Information can be provided by calling 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. The reference for the incident is 77/17MAY.

    Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, who is in charge of policing for west London, including Ealing, said: ‘This is a tragic incident that I know has come as a shock to the local community.

    One of the men pictured walking, who police would like to speak to as a witness

    The Met Police are appealing for the men pictured to come forward as they would like to speak to them as witnesses

    One of the men pictured walking, who police would like to speak to as a witness in the investigation of Ania Jedrkowiak’s murder, who was stabbed to death in South Ealing

    Polish national Ania Jedrkowiak, 21 (pictured), was found with stab wounds in Roberts Alley off Church Gardens, South Ealing, yesterday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts of emergency services

    Polish national Ania Jedrkowiak, 21 (pictured), was found with stab wounds in Roberts Alley off Church Gardens, South Ealing, yesterday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts of emergency services

    ‘Officers remain at the scene as our searches and forensic examinations continue. We will also have additional visible patrols in the local area tonight and in the coming days.

    ‘We are grateful to those who live and work nearby for their support and understanding as we continue our work. We recognise the inconvenience it has caused.

    ‘Where possible we have taken steps to allow businesses and other venues such as the local church to reopen as soon as our investigation allowed.

    ‘I am particularly mindful of the proximity of this incident to a local school – something which meant the school had to remain closed on Tuesday.

    ‘I know parents will be apprehensive and I’d like to reassure them that we are working with the school to make sure children can continue their learning with minimal disruption. We anticipate it will be able to reopen from Wednesday morning.

    ‘If anyone in the community has concerns I would encourage them to speak to an officer, contact their neighbourhood policing team or call the non-emergency number on 101.’