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‘We’re leaving Britain because London is too dangerous’: Family of 21-year-old Romanian who was stabbed to death three weeks after moving to UK return home to escape capital’s epidemic of violence

‘We’re leaving Britain because London is too dangerous’: Family of 21-year-old Romanian who was stabbed to death three weeks after moving to UK return home to escape capital’s epidemic of violence

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The family of a Romanian man stabbed to death just three weeks after moving to Britain has returned home because they believe it is less violent than in London where ‘if you say the wrong thing to the wrong person you could end up dead’.

 

Beniamin Pieknyi, 21, was walking through the Stratford Centre in East London when he was chased and stabbed during an unprovoked attack in March by five thugs who were ‘hell-bent on causing trouble’, according to police.

 

The victim’s sister, Iulia, who lived with Mr Pieknyi in Milton Keynes shortly after he came to the UK earlier this year, said the tragedy had altered her view of life in the capital.

 

‘I’ve come to realise that terrible things can happen in the blink of an eye, and if you say the wrong thing to the wrong person you could end up dead,’ she told the BBC.

Source: ‘We’re leaving Britain because London is too dangerous’: Family of 21-year-old Romanian who was stabbed to death three weeks after moving to UK return home to escape capital’s epidemic of violence