Debtor who owed Willesden man money tortured and murdered by Polish crime gang
PUBLISHED: 14:27 26 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:29 26 June 2013
Decomposed body of Andrzej Kulesza was found seven months after he was killed
A Polish crime gang tortured and murdered an associate who owned money to a Willesden man after holding him for ransom in an attic, a court heard today.
The body of Andrzej Kulesza, 27, was dumped in a field in Northampton after he had been either strangled or beaten to death, it is alleged.
The Old Bailey heard the victim had sent messages to his girlfriend Katarzyna Grabowska pleading with her to give money to his captors during his final days.
When she handed over £300 the kidnappers demanded more money.
They eventually killed the victim and dumped him in a field when their demands were not met.
His body was not discovered for seven months.
Jurors heard the victim owed money to Grzegorz Misiak who played a leading role in the murder.
He has since died in a car crash in Poland.
Kulesza was grabbed when he popped out to the shops and taken from his address in Stamford Hill to Misiak’s home in Willesden where he was to be killed.
It is claimed arrangements were made to dispose of the body in the early hours of 21 September, 2010.
Misiak, Artur Janik, 27, from Walsall, and Daniel Kosowski, 40, from Beckton, collected the body and travelled to the outskirts of Northampton to dump the body in a remote location.
The victim’s remains, partly decomposed, dismembered and mummified, were found by a dog walker on April 25, 2011.
The body was in such an advanced state of decomposition that the cause of death could not be identified.
Janik, Kosowski, and Kamil Dreszer, 26, from Enfield, all deny murder, an alternative charge of manslaughter, kidnap, false imprisonment and preventing lawful burial.
A fourth man, Marcin Moranda, 33, denies handling stolen goods.
The trial continues.