A security guard knifed as he tried to stop gatecrashers forcing their way into an exclusive Mayfair party and a mother were today revealed as London’s first murder victims of 2019.
Tudor Simionov was hailed a hero for protecting colleagues who were attacked by a group of men trying to gain entry to the party at a £12.5 million townhouse in Park Lane, standard.co.uk reports.
Mr Simionov’s girlfriend revealed that they moved to London “for a better life” and had planned to marry. Madalina Anghel told the Evening Standard: “Right now I can’t think about him in the past. He was my future husband and we came to London from Romania for a better life. I can’t explain in words how much pain I am in. He was a really good man. We were happily and excitedly talking about having children together.”
Mr Simionov died at the scene after police were called to reports of trouble in the street at 80 Park Lane at about 5.30am. Two other security staff, both men aged 37 and 29, and a woman, 29, were also taken to hospital after being stabbed. Their injuries are not life-threatening.
Tudor Simionov was a former Dinamo Bucharest rower who worked there as a security guard, digi24.ro informs..
Bronze medalist at MASTER Europeans in 2017, Tudor Simionov left two months ago to London to continue his masters studies. This year he was to marry his girlfriend.