Gavin Mills jailed for life after admitting Newport murder

30/10/2012

A man who punched, kicked and stamped a Polish baker to death in Newport has been jailed for life.

Gavin Mills attacked Jerzy Dubiniec after he finished a night shift at a bakery in Pill, Newport. Mills pleaded guilty to the offence on the second day of his trial.

David Watts, Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, Wales, said:

"Gavin Mills was responsible for a brutally violent attack on an innocent victim. Jerzy Dubiniec was a much loved father and grandfather who was simply going about his daily business when he was senselessly attacked. We cannot know for certain what motivated Mills to commit such an act - only Mills himself truly knows that. What is beyond doubt is that Mills' actions continue to have a lasting effect on Jerzy Dubiniec's family and friends. Our thoughts are with them.

"I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of Gwent Police's investigative team and our own prosecution team, who worked tirelessly to ensure that Gavin Mills was brought to justice. I would also like to thank all those who had either been ready to give evidence to the trial as witnesses, or provided statements to the police. The strength of the prosecution case we were able to assemble undoubtedly helped lead to Mills' eventual guilty plea."