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Plea over Polish father's murder

Agniezka Pudlowska has appealed for information in both English and Polish

The daughter of a Polish man found murdered in a Sussex seaside town has joined police in appealing for information about his death.

Agniezka Pudlowska flew from Poland to the UK with relatives to urge any witnesses to come forward.

Marek Pudlowski, 51, was found dead on a bench near the pier in Bognor Regis on 3 August.

Sussex Police have also released CCTV showing Mr Pudlowski in a bank on the day he died, in apparent discomfort.

Ms Pudlowska said: "Please remember that Marek Pudlowski was a father, he was a husband, he was a brother and he was an uncle.

"Please if you can help us, we would be very, very grateful."

Marek Pudlowski
Marek Pudlowski's body was found on a bench near the pier in Bognor

CCTV footage of Mr Pudlowski in a branch of HSBC in Bognor on the morning he died shows him leaning forward in a chair with his hands clasped, while a staff member fetches a bucket.

He is also seen touching his forehead and side before being spoken to by another bank worker.

Ms Pudlowska's appeal has been recorded in both English and Polish as police try to reach out to eastern European communities in the area.

Det Ch Insp Steve Johns said footage was being shown at drop-in centres used by people from eastern Europe.

Officers have also been handing out leaflets in Polish and Russian.

Mr Pudlowski was originally from Poland but lived in Bassett Road in the town.

A murder inquiry began after he was found to have serious bruising to his upper body, but a post-mortem examination was inconclusive.

Officers have said his exact time of death remains unknown.


Mr Pudlowski is seen leaning forward in discomfort in the HSBC branch

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