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Man appears in court charged with street cleaner murder

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a west London street cleaner.

Piotr Mikiewicz, 40, was stabbed on Wednesday afternoon in Rylett Road, Shepherd's Bush, and died the next day.

Roger Philip Buckingham, of Bentworth Road, Shepherd's Bush, was charged with murder and appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

He was remanded in custody until 10 December when he is due at the Old Bailey.

He is also charged with burglary at an address in Rylett Road, possession of an offensive weapon and theft of a motor vehicle.

Two other men and three women who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released on bail until a date in October.

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