United Kingdom teens arrested amid Pole murder probe

The incident took place in The Stow Harlow

A 43-year-old man was discharged from hospital after he was treated for suspected hand fractures and bruising to his stomach.

Forty-year old Arkadiusz Jóźwik was severely beaten outside a pizza parlour in Harlow, Essex, on Saturday after he was heard speaking in his native Polish to a friend.

Police have arrested five young men and boys and are holding them in custody.

Arkadiusz Jozwik, who moved to the United Kingdom from Poland in 2012, was attacked in the Stow area of the town on Saturday and died on Monday.

A second Polish man survived with police not ruling out that the attack might be a hate crime, the Guardian reported.

Five boys aged 15 and one aged 16 were arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

DI Pitcher said: "We understand not all these people were involved and we believe there will be witnesses who were deeply shocked by what took place".

A sixth teenager, a 15-year-old boy from Harlow, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of murder and is now in custody awaiting questioning. "Following this vicious attack, a man has sadly lost his life and I urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible".

The group has been released on bail until October 7 pending further inquiries.

Councillor Jon Clempner, leader of Harlow Council, said: "My heartfelt thoughts and sympathies go out to the families and friends affected by this meaningless incident".

"We have been carrying out daily patrols and working together with Harlow District Council's community safety team to address these issues and take appropriate enforcement action as necessary".

An Essex Police spokeswoman confirmed: 'A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man who was assaulted in Harlow.



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