19/04/2018

CCTV Footage Released Of Piotr Krowka's Last Movements

Police have released CCTV footage of a homeless man who was murdered in Maghera.

Police are appealing for information following the release of CCTV footage which shows Piotr Krowka, 36, being followed by a "hooded man".

Mr Krowka's body was found at a derelict property on the Glen Road on Tuesday, 03 April.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: "From our enquiries we believe the vicious, sustained and unjustifiable attack on Piotr occurred on or around Easter Saturday, March 31, four days before his body was discovered.

"Piotr had made his way along the Coleraine Road at 8.50pm. As can be seen from the footage he then makes his way up Main Street at 8.58pm where he crosses the road and turns left onto Main Street and makes his way onto the Glen Road.
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"Chillingly during his journey up Main Street he is being followed by a hooded man. We need to establish who this man is, I believe that someone within the community knows him. I would appeal to two groups of people within the Maghera community, the first are the local people in the town many of who had helped Piotr through their charity and kindness.

"The bars and shops in the town were busy on Easter Saturday and I'm sure that someone saw something that could help with the investigation. Cast your mind back to that night, did you see Piotr in the town centre or on the Glen Road? Did you see him being followed or assaulted at any time?

"The second set of witnesses that I am appealing to are those who have direct knowledge of Piotr's murder, I believe that someone has information about who killed him. I would ask those people to examine their conscience and ask themselves whether they can carry that burden of guilt forever?"

Four people have been arrested and released in connection with his murder.

(CD/MH)

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