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Pole butchers family on isle of Jersey

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Peter Gentle 16.08.2011 08:53
The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that all six victims of the horrific murders in the isle of Jersey off the coast of England on Sunday were Poles, as is the alleged murderer.

Police at crime scene, Monday; photo - EPA/Ian le Seuer

A 30 year-old Polish man is currently in hospital in St Helier, the capital of Jersey in the Channel Isles, after he allegedly stabbed himself following a frenzied attack on two women, two men and two young children.

Four of the dead are from the man's own family.

Police have named the arrested man as labourer Damien Rzeszkowski and the dead are his wife, Izabela Rzeszkowski (30), their six year-old daughter Kinga and 18 month-old son Kasper, father-in-law Marek, family friend Marta and her young daughter.

Speculation in the Polish media points to a row over a love affair his wife was having with a local man – with which she became pregnant – for being the spark that led Damien Rzeszkowski into butchering his own family with a knife.

Neighbours say they heard screams during the attack.

One witness told local media that he heard a woman scream: “Please God, help me!” as the attack was in progress.

Other neighbours expressed their shock. “They were the perfect family,” said one witness.

Police are waiting for the accused man to recover in hospital before questioning him. (pg)

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