Man who attacked Yate family is tracked down in Poland

February 03 2020
Man who attacked Yate family is tracked down in Poland

A MAN who attacked four members of a family as they walked home from a party has been tracked down after four years on the run.

Adam Pisarski, 25, and his brother Daniel, 23, fled to Poland soon after the unprovoked attack, which happened in Scott Way at about 2.30am on January 1 2016.

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 attack took place in front of the victims’ eight children, as the family returned from a New Year’s Eve party.

Pisarski was convicted in his absence of grievous bodily harm, two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm and one count of common assault. He has already been sentenced to four years and six months in prison.

He was arrested in Poland at the end of last year under a European Arrest Warrant and has now been extradited to the UK. He is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court tomorrow.

Daniel Pisarski, who also fled to Poland, was convicted of one count of GBH and one count of ABH in his absence and sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. He was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant in May 2018 and jailed the following month, receiving an extra six weeks on his sentence for failing to attend court.

When he was jailed, Avon and Somerset police said the attack had been "extremely distressing" for the victims' children, who were aged from four months to 14 years old, to witness.

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.”