Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Polish Community to March for Killed Factory Worker

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Polish Community to March for Killed Factory Worker

Article excerpt

Byline: Barney Davis and Justin Davenport

A POLISH factory worker beaten to death in a suspected race-hate attack will be commemorated with a "unity march" in his adopted home town.

Arkadiusz Jozwik, 40, known as Arek, was attacked by a teenage gang outside a pizza restaurant in Harlow, Essex, after apparently being overheard speaking in Polish.

The meat factory worker, who moved to England in 2012, had spent the day decorating his mother's flat.

He had gone to buy food with two friends when they were set upon by up to 20 youths. One of his friends was rushed to hospital where he was treated for multiple fractures and bruising.

The close-knit Polish community in Harlow has now organised a march through the town on Saturday.

Friend Eric Hind, 32, an IT manager who has lived in Harlow for 14 years, said racism in Harlow had risen dramatically since the Brexit vote.

He told the Standard: "These two big men were beaten up very badly and now Arek is dead. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.