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Polish ambassador to visit site of Harlow 'hate crime' murder

Flowers left in The Stow in Harlow. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Polish Embassy has said the Ambassador will visit Harlow today following the death of a Polish man in the town.

Essex police has launched a murder inquiry after two Polish men were attacked outside a takeaway in The Stow.

Arkadiusz Jozwik died of head injuries on Monday.

The Polish Embassy UK tweeted: "We have been shocked by the murder of a Polish national in Harlow.

"Yesterday Polish consul conferred with local police in Essex. One of the lines of investigation is that of hate crime. We call on all witnesses to report to the police.

"Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki is visiting the site today to pay his respects."

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Sixth teenager released on bail following Harlow killing

Arkadiusz Jozwik.

A sixth teenager arrested over the death of a 40-year-old man in Harlow has been released on bail.

So far five 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Arkadiusz Jozwik, who moved to the UK from Poland in 2012, was attacked in the Stow area of Harlow on Saturday and died on Monday. A second man was also injured.

Murder investigation launched following death of a man in Harlow

Man in his 30s has died following an attack in Harlow Credit: ITV News Anglia

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man who was assaulted in Harlow, Essex.

Police were called shortly after 11.35pm on Saturday (August 27) to The Stow, Harlow, with reports two men had been attacked and knocked unconscious outside the TGF Pizza and Mr Luigi’s takeaway shops.

A 40-year-old man from Harlow suffered head injuries and was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he died yesterday evening (August 29).

A 43-year-old man from Harlow was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with suspected fractures to his hands and bruising to his stomach. He has since been discharged from hospital.

Four 15-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy, all from Harlow have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in police custody.

Police are appealing for information.

"This is now a murder investigation and our enquiries have quickly led to the arrest of five teenage boys.

"Following this vicious attack, a man has sadly lost his life and I urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.”

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Al Pitcher, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

Four 15-year-old boys arrested following attack

The attack, which is believed to be unprovoked, happened in Harlow on Saturday evening Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four 15-year-old boys and one 16-year old boy have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was critically injured and another knocked unconscious in what is believed to be an unprovoked assault.

It happened shortly after 11.35pm on Saturday evening (August 27) outside a takeaway at The Stow, Harlow.

A 40-year-old man from Harlow suffered head injuries and was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where his remains critical.

A 43-year-old man from Harlow was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with suspected fractures to his hands and bruising to his stomach. He has now been discharged from hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

"Our investigations into this brutal attack are progressing and overnight we have arrested four boys on suspicion of attempted murder.

"We continue to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward. We know there were numerous people outside the shop, many of whom will have witnessed the incident, and I urge them to make contact with officers."

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Al Pitcher, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

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Harlow man in critical condition following attack

A man has been critically injured and another was knocked unconscious in what is believed to be an unprovoked assault. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been critically injured and another was knocked unconscious in what is believed to be an unprovoked assault.

Police were called shortly after 11.35pm yesterday (August 27) to The Stow, Harlow, with reports the victims had been assaulted outside the TGF Pizza and Mr Luigi’s takeaway shops.

A 40-year-old man from Harlow suffered head injuries and was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where his condition is described as critical.

A 43-year-old man from Harlow was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with suspected fractures to his hands and bruising to his stomach.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

"At this stage we are treating the assault as a potential hate crime but the motive remains unclear and we are continuing to keep an open mind.

"From our initial enquiries, we understand the victims were chatting and eating together when they were approached by a group of teenage boys.

"They were verbally abused before being assaulted and knocked unconscious."

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Al Pitcher, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate
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