This is the moment police captured a murderer after the horror discovery of his slaughtered housemate.
Arkadisuz Kaczmarek, 22, killed 47-year-old Slawomir Kulesza, at Blakemere Court, in Ellesmere Port, on May 1 this year in a “frenzied” knife attack.
He was stopped by police with blood on his clothes after fleeing his house.
Police bodycam footage captures the moment he was driven home, before allowing officers into the house where he told them his housemate was asleep.
An officer is seen searching the upstairs of the property, before Kaczmarek is arrested after the discovery of Mr Kulesza in a pool of blood in the kitchen.
The killer can be heard sobbing as he is restrained.
Kaczmarek stabbed Mr Kulesza in what Honorary Recorder of Chester Judge Steven Everett described as a “frenzied” attack.
The polish nationals had been living together since February.
On the night of the attack, both men had been to Westminster Convenience Store on Westminster Road at 10.45pm, where Kaczmarek bought a bottle of Smirnoff vodka.
They were then seen on CCTV cameras at the store and on CCTV on the roads leading to and from their house.
After returning to the house, where the attack took place, GPS evidence shows Kaczmarek left the house at 1.05am.
He dropped a kitchen knife in an alleyway by the Conservative Club on Church Street shortly after,having climbed a high security fence.
The knife was found with a blood stain and DNA matching that of Mr Kulesza and Kaczmarek.
Kaczmarek was then seen on CCTV falling asleep in, the garden of a home on Worcester Walk at 1.27am.
Detective Inspector Kate Tomlinson, who led the investigation on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary’s Major Investigation Team, said: “The strength of the evidence gathered by my team of officers as part of this case left the jury with no doubt that Arkadiusz Kaczmarek was guilty of the murdering his housemate.
“He subjected Slawomir to a horrific degree of violence, stabbing him with a kitchen knife multiple times, including through the side of his head into his brain and through his heart.
“It was a vicious and sustained assault and Kaczmarek then left Slawomir dead or dying on their kitchen floor as he went out to dispose of the knife.
“He took Slawomir’s phone with him, leaving the victim with no way of calling for help.
“CCTV footage captured Kaczmarek walking around with the knife in his hands.
“He disposed of it in an alleyway in the Worcester Walk area of Ellesmere Port before officers in a patrol car spotted Kaczmarek walking on Westminster Bridge with blood on his clothes.
“DNA analysis subsequently proved that blood on Kaczmarek’s clothes and on the kitchen knife belonged to Slawomir.
“Traces of Kaczmarek’s DNA were also found on the knife.”
During his sentencing hearing, Kaczmarek kept his head bowed and wept as he was being led to the cells.
DI Tomlinson added: “Kaczmarek’s actions on the night of Friday, May 1 were completely out of character.
“This was his first offence and it was committed after he had drunk an excessive amount of alcohol.
“Kaczmarek has always claimed that he was so drunk that he cannot remember what happened, so we may never know what led to him stabbing his housemate several times that night.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and we hope that this case deters others from using knives and committing similar offences.”
Chief Inspector Catherine Pritchard, of Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit, said: “The details of the brutal killing of Slawomir Kulesza may shock the local community.
“I would like to thank the members of the public who have helped to secure the murder conviction and bring Kaczmarek to justice.
“I would also like to thank the officers that have been involved in this case for all their hard work.
“Our Major Investigation Team have worked tirelessly in gathering vital evidence and piecing together the case.
“This included speaking to witnesses, collecting and viewing CCTV footage and carrying out forensic enquiries.”