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Three more youths held over murder of Polish man Piotr Krowka in Northern Ireland

By Staff Reporter

Three teenagers have been arrested over the murder of a Polish man in Maghera.

Piotr Krowka (36) was killed at an abandoned parochial house on the Glen Road on April 3. It is believed his remains had lain there for three days. He had suffered injuries to his head and body.

Three youths aged 16 to 17 were detained in the Maghera area yesterday on suspicion of withholding information.

Detective Inspector Ashley Wright said two were later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

The third was still in police custody yesterday assisting officers with their enquiries.

Mr Krowka had been living on and off in the town since 2005 and had been sleeping rough after returning from London in December 2017.

Footage released by police showed a hooded man appearing to follow Mr Krowka through Maghera before his murder.

Four teens were previously detained in the local area. They were all later released on bail pending further police enquiries.

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