Man who fled the UK appears in court over serious assault in Yate

June 28 2018

A man who fled to Poland after being convicted of a serious assault will now serve his time after being arrested.

Daniel Pisarski, 23, and his brother Adam Pisarski, 24, approached a family on New Year’s Day 2016 when they were walking down Scott Way.  It was about 2.30am and they were going home after a party. 

They launched an unprovoked assault in front of the group which included children. 

A 40-year-old man and a 37-year-old man suffered serious injuries and needed hospital treatment.  A 40-year-old woman was knocked unconscious to the ground.

The two men fled to Poland but were tried and convicted in their absence.  Daniel Pisarski was charged with one count of GBH and one count of ABH.  He was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. Adam Pisarski was jailed for four years and six months, including a month for an additional count of battery. 

In May, Daniel Pisarski was arrested by Polish authorities and in June he was extradited to the UK. 

On Friday 15 June he appeared at Bristol Crown Court to have his sentenced confirmed by the judge. He was jailed for an additional six weeks for failing to attend the court.

Detective Constable Mark Wilkes said: “This was a vicious unprovoked assault on a family as they walked home from a New Year’s party.” 

“There were eight children present during the assault, ranging in age from four months old to 14 years old. This was an extremely distressing incident for them to witness.”

“Daniel Pisarski thought he could evade justice by fleeing the country. But this shows we will pursue wanted criminals even beyond our own borders and should act as a warning to others who may think they can escape the law.”