Enfield man jailed for killing his own cafe-owner father

By Clare Casey in Local People

AN Enfield man who killed his cafe-owner father by repeatedly stabbing him in front of his customers has been jailed.

Baran Gulbudak attacked Huseyin Gulbudak, 48, as he worked at Efes restaurant in Kilburn, north London.

The 21-year-old, of Aspen Way, who was suffering from mental health issues, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday May 2 to life imprisonment with a minimum term of six-and-a-half years and ordered he be held and treated in a secure mental unit.

Gulbudak had previously pleaded guilty at the same court to his dad’s manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Police were called to Efes Café in Kilburn High Road to reports of a stabbing at about 7pm on Monday, 1 August 2016.

Witnesses reported seeing Baran Gulbudak walk into the café and attack his father with a knife after pulling him to the floor.

Customers attempted to intervene but he threatened them with the knife and forced them to leave the premises. He then pulled down the shutters and shut himself inside the café with his father.

After the attack Mr Gulbudak called police to tell them he had killed his father.

Officers attended the scene and after the shutters were opened he was arrested.

Huseyin was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination a few days later confirmed he had died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

After his arrest, Baran Gulbudak refused to speak during the police interview but was charged with murder.

Subsequent assessments by medical professionals established he had been suffering mental health issues prior to the attack.

Detective Inspector Domenica Catino of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

"Huseyin was a hard-working, family man who had run his café for many years and was a well-known member of the community.

“His murder has understandably left the Gulbudak family devastated."

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