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Tributes have been paid to a hard-working street cleaner who was stabbed to death as he tried to stop a "scum of the earth" burglar.
Piotr Mikewicz, 40, was attacked yesterday afternoon in Rylett Road, Shepherds Bush, west London, and was taken to hospital by air ambulance but died.
Deputy leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council Greg Smith said Mr Mikewicz had "courageously tried to intervene" when he saw a crime being committed.
A street cleaner, who was stabbed while trying to stop a burglar making a getaway, has died from his injuries.
The man - aged 40 - was airlifted to hospital yesterday after the incident in Shepherds Bush. Police have arrested six people.
A street cleaner is tonight fighting for his life after being stabbed while confronting a suspected burglar.
Paramedics performed surgery at the scene of the attack in Shepherd's Bush before the man was air lifted to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
The attack happened yesterday in Rylett Road.
The suspect is described as white and 6ft 2in tall.
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