Teens charged with murder of ‘joyful’ student on way home from prom

A photo of smiling victim Katejan Migdal

‘Loving’ Kajetan Migdal has been described as having a bright future (Image: SBNA)

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a promising student on his way home from a prom.

Patrick Sharp, 18, is accused of killing Kajetan Migdal, also 18, who died in hospital from his injuries.

Kajetan was allegedly attacked by him in Cuttys Lane, Stevenage on Friday at around 11.20pm after his Year 13 graduation event.

Sharp was also charged with possession of an assault weapon and possession of Class A drugs.

The teenager appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court today and remains in custody pending his next appearance at Luton Crown Court on Wednesday.

Hertfordshire Police said Kajetan suffered serious injuries and died in hospital in the early hours of Saturday.

His family said they were “devastated” by their loss.

“Kajetan was a loving, cheerful young man with a bright future. He was known for his love of dance, animals, hard work and caring friendships,” they said.

The crime scene in Stevenage

The crime scene in Stevenage (Image: SBNA)

A forensic scientist on site

A forensic scientist at the scene (Image: SBNA)

“As an academic and hobbyist, he was set for greatness. He had just finished school and could look forward to his life. The entire family is devastated by the loss of a loved one and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

Clive Mathew, Principal of St. John Henry Newman Catholic School, said: “Kajetan was a very well-liked member of the school community who had been looking forward to a year’s break before continuing his studies.

“He was a constant source of pride for the school and was known for his love of dance. He was a member of Prospects Fraternity, the dance troupe that won the heart of the school and the nation by doing so well on BBC show The Greatest Dancer in 2019.

On Saturday, the school opened its chapel to mourners, who left dozens of bouquets of flowers.

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire’s Major Crime Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Kajetan’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“Special officials continue to support his family and we ask again that their privacy be respected.”

She asked for information and urged anyone who could help to get in touch.

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