Harlow death: Boy in court over 'single punch' attack

Arkadiusz Jozwik Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Arek Jozwik died two days after the attack in Harlow, Essex, in August

A 15-year-old boy charged with the manslaughter of a man who died from a single punch has appeared in court.

Arkadiusz Jozwik, 39, died from head injuries after he was punched and fell to the floor in Harlow in August.

The teenager from Harlow, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address at Chelmsford Youth Court on Friday. No plea was taken.

He was bailed to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 9 January.

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Essex Police said Mr Jozwik, who was from Poland, was attacked late on 27 August in The Stow shopping precinct. He died in hospital two days later.

In a tribute statement issued at the time, the family of Mr Jozwik, who was known as Arek to his friends, said: "He was a hard-working man who loved spending time with his family, specifically his nephew, with whom he loved to play table football."

Five other teenage boys who were initially arrested in connection with Mr Jozwik's death were told they would face no further action by Essex Police owing to a lack of evidence.

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