Second Man Charged with Boxing Day Murder in Beeston

Police can now release the identity of a man who died after being assaulted in Leeds on Boxing Day.

Maksym Polomka

Maksym Polomka, aged 30, who was a Polish national living in Beeston, was pronounced dead in hospital after being seriously injured in a disturbance in Robb Street, Beeston, in the early hours of Wednesday 26 December 2018.

His family have released the attached image of him following the completion of the formal identification process today.

A second man has now been charged with his murder following his arrest on Saturday.

Pawel Stragowski, aged 27, of Coleshill Way, Bradford, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court tomorrow (1 January 2019).

A 31-year-old man, who was also arrested on Saturday, will face no charge.

Tomasz Dybicz, aged 29, from Beeston, has already appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court charged with murder.


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police.