Around two dozen people gathered in the Narrow Way this week for a vigil to remember Miroslaw Glazy, a homeless Polish man who died in the Royal London Hospital six days after he was brutally beaten up at around 10.30pm on 1 November.
Members of Christian group London Catholic Worker helped organise the vigil at which prayers were said in memory of Mr Glazy, known as Miro Glaza, who arrived in London four years ago from his home city of Bydgoszcz in the hope of finding work but ended up living on the streets and drinking heavily.
Detective Inspector Rob Pack of the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We are yet to trace several witnesses who were in the area at the time of the assault.
“It is vital that we speak to the outstanding witnesses in order to establish the full events leading up to the victim becoming unconscious in the street.
“The Narrow Way is a bustling area, particularly on a Friday evening, and I am convinced that someone walking past would have seen the incident.”
Miro endured many cold nights sleeping on the steps of the Round Chapel in Lower Clapton Road, and local church workers remembered him as a kind man.
He was born in 1963 and leaves behind a wife and two children who have been informed about his death by the Met.
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