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Former Polish mayor stabbed

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Tomasz Ferenc 01.04.2019 14:36
The former mayor of the eastern Polish city of Siedlce has undergone a life-saving operation after being stabbed in front of his house on Monday morning.
Prosecutor's office in Siedlce. Prosecutor's office in Siedlce. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Police have detained a man suspected to have attacked Wojciech Kudelski, the former mayor of Siedlce.

The city’s current mayor, Andrzej Sitnik, was quoted by public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency as saying: “I did not suspect that something so horrible could happen in our city.”

Kudelski served as the mayor of Siedlce between 2006 and 2018. Last year he was elected to a regional council as a candidate backed by Poland's ruling Law and Justice party.

In January, the mayor of the northern Polish city of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, was stabbed several times by a 27-year-old knife-wielding attacker during a high-profile annual charity drive.

Adamowicz died the next day in hospital from severe wounds despite efforts by doctors to save him. The killing shocked Poland.


Source: IAR

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