Extra prison time for man who attacked Yate family then fled the country

February 04 2020
Extra prison time for man who attacked Yate family then fled the country

A MAN who attacked a family from Yate is in prison after trying to escape justice by fleeing the country.

A judge today added an extra two and a half months to the four-and-a-half-year sentence Adam Pisarski, above, was given in his absence after being convicted of attacking four people in front of their children as they walked home from a New Year’s Eve party.

Pisarski, 25, was convicted of one charge of causing grievous bodily harm, two of actual bodily harm and one count of common assault after an incident in Scott Way in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2016.

Four members of the same family were assaulted in front of their children by Pisarski and his 23-year-old brother Daniel.

Both brothers fled to Poland after the attack, leaving their trial to go ahead without them.

But Daniel Pisarski, below, was caught and extradited to the UK in 2018 to serve a sentence of two years and eight months in prison for GBH and ABH, with an extra six weeks added for failing to attend court.

Daniel Pisarski pic

His older brother was arrested in Poland at the end of last year and appeared at Bristol Crown Court today.

The four people who were attacked included a 40-year-old woman, who was knocked unconscious, and two men, aged 37 and 40, who needed hospital treatment for serious injuries. The assaults took place in front of the victims’ children, who were aged from four months to 14 years old.

After the hearing DC Mark Wilkes said: “We’re extremely grateful to the National Crime Agency, along with authorities in Poland, who’ve helped us to locate and arrest Adam Pisarski so he can face justice here in the UK for the awful crimes he committed against a family in Yate.

Like his brother, Adam Pisarski thought he could evade justice by fleeing the country, but he underestimated our determination to track him down.

I hope this shows we will always pursue wanted criminals and have the ability to call on the expertise and co-operation of our partner law enforcement agencies to help us do this.”