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Area 'busy' during fatal attack

Stawomir Lackowski
Police want to speak to anyone who knew Mr Lackowski

Detectives investigating the murder of a Polish man in Leeds say they believe a number of people may have seen him being attacked.

Stawomir Lackowski, 25, from Poland, died in hospital on Friday - two days after suffering head injuries in an assault on Harehills Road.

Police said the area was busy at the time of the attack and a number of people could have vital information.

They are appealing to anyone who was in the area at 2300 BST on Wednesday.

West Yorkshire Police said detectives also wanted to speak to the people who were travelling in a dark people carrier, which stopped near the incident.

Homemade meal

Detective Superintendent Paul Taylor, said he was also keen to hear from anyone who knew Mr Lackowski.

He said: "This was a vicious and violent assault that led to the death of a young man.

"I would like to hear from people who knew Mr Lackowski. We know he was a regular face around the area and I would like to hear from anyone who knew him on a social or work basis.

"Among his possessions at the time he was assaulted included a plated-up homemade meal which suggests he was in contact with someone locally.

"I would like to speak to the person who made that meal as they are yet to come forward."

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