The prints and antique frames dealer was murdered in what appears to have been a random knife attack in a branch of Poundland in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
As the trade comes to terms with the loss of a long-standing and popular member of the profession, ATG understands that dealers at the first PBFA fair following his death gathered together £1400 to help the family through this difficult time.
Mr Skrebowski was a dealer for more than three decades, trading from a shop in Portobello Road before later setting up a dedicated space for his large stock between Oxford and Abingdon. He lived in Oxford with his wife and three-year-old twins but continued to trade from the arcades of Portobello Road at the Saturday market up until his untimely death.
Following the incident, Thames Valley Police released a statement on behalf of Mr Skrebowski’s family: “He was an optimistic and forward-looking man, a deeply caring husband and a very proud and loving father to his children.
“It seems very hard that [he] should be snatched away from his family and friends in such a terrible way.”
Anyone who would like to contribute to the fund can send a cheque payable to ‘PBFA’ and marked ‘Justin Skrebowski family fund’ on the back so it can be allocated correctly.
The address is: PBFA, The Old Coach House, 16 Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ.