Two men charged with murder - Luton

26/06/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge two men with murder.

Carl Stockwell, aged 25, of Dallow Road, Luton, and Daniel McRedmond, aged 19, of Shirley Road, Luton have both been charged with murder.

The charges relate to the death of 50-year-old Zbignew (Ziggy) Pawelec, who was found seriously injured in a public car park in George Street West, Luton on Saturday, 14 June 2014.  He was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital where he died on Tuesday, 17 June.  A post mortem revealed he died from head injuries.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against these two men.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit to charge the men with murder.

"The charges relate to the death of 50-year-old Zbignew (Ziggy) Pawelec, who was found seriously injured in a public car park in George Street West, Luton on 14 June 2014.

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

The men have been remanded in custody to appear at Luton Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday, 26 June 2014.

A third man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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