4 June 2024 11:37 Met DCI welcomes guilty plea to manslaughter after death of man in Barnet DCI Linda Bradley leading the investigation said she was pleased the guilty plea had spared the victim’s family from the experience of a trial.

A man who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Dragos Carabineanu in Barnet now awaits sentencing.

Gabriel Silvera, 19 (13.09.04) of Uxbridge Road, Pinner appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, 3 June where he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

The plea was accepted by the court and Silvera was remanded in custody to appear at the same court for sentencing on 23 August.

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley leading the investigation said: “Nothing can bring Dragos back to his loved ones, however, I am pleased that this guilty plea has spared them the experience of a trial, where they would have once again heard the details of the incident that took Dragos from them. Our thoughts are with them.”

Shortly after 05:00hrs on Saturday, 28 October, police were alerted by hospital staff when Dragos Carabineaunu, aged 46, was brought into a central London hospital for treatment.

Dragos, who was from Burnt Oak, remained at St Mary’s Hospital in a critical condition before he sadly died from his injuries on Wednesday, 1 November 2023.

A police investigation found he suffered his injuries just before midnight on Friday, 27 October 2023 outside Burnt Oak Underground Station on Watling Road in Edgware.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, on Monday, 6 November 2023, arrested Gabriel Silvera on suspicion of murder. He was charged on Tuesday, 7 November and was remanded in custody.