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Two men jailed 37 years for Boston murder

Two men have been sentenced to a combined 37 years in prison for murder after a man was stabbed in a Boston car park.

Mariusz Skiba and Dariusz Kaczkowski had argued with Przemeslaw Cierniak on the morning of January 10, 2019.

Lincoln Crown Court heard that after the three men had taken amphetamines together, they went to the car park off Wormgate. Mr Cierniak then asked for £1 - but was stabbed twice in the chest by Kaczkowski.

The victim rushed away to a nearby tanning salon where he collapsed. He later died from his injuries.

Darius Kaczkowski (left) Mariusz Skiba (right) Credit: Lincolnshire Police Force

Skiba and Kaczkowski initially left the scene and put the knife in rubbish bags, before heading to Asda. Kaczkowski bought a black fleece from the store which he put on before the pair returned to the scene, where they were arrested.

At Lincoln Crown Court today (July 1) Kaczkowski, 33, of Woodville Road, Boston, was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment.

Skiba, 32, no fixed address, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.

East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said:

"Przemeslaw Cierniak lost his life after he was stabbed in a brutal attack, having asked to borrow just £1.

There can be no doubt that while Kaczkowski delivered the fatal blows, both men are responsible for this tragic death.

The killers even attempted to cover their tracks by quickly leaving the scene and dumping the knife, before callously continuing as if nothing had happened, even shopping for a new fleece.

However, due to the outstanding work by the Lincolnshire officers who attended initially, they were arrested shortly afterwards. With support from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit the weapon was recovered, which provided compelling evidence for this case.

While this was an isolated incident and the three men were known to each other, it highlights the dangers of carrying knives. The consequences are often very serious and, in some cases, can prove fatal.”

– Detective Sergeant Andy McWatt,