Teenager charged over death of Polish man in Harlow


CPS East of England has today advised Essex Police to charge a 15-year-old youth following the death of a man in Harlow, Essex.

Paul Scothern, Crown Advocate in the Complex Casework Unit for CPS East of England said: "We have today advised Essex Police to charge a 15-year-old youth from Harlow with the manslaughter of Arkadiusz Jozwik, aged 39. This is following an incident at The Stow, Harlow, on 27 August 2016.

"The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

"The youth has been bailed to appear at Chelmsford Youth Court on 6 January 2017.

"Following early investigative advice from the reviewing lawyer, the police decided to take no further action in relation to five other youths who were at the scene.

"May I remind all concerned that this youth has a right to a fair trial. It is very important that there should be no reporting, commentary, or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings. For these reasons, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further."