Barking murder probe: Victim named as Wieskaw Kopcynski

Stern Close in Barking. Picture: Google

Stern Close in Barking. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

A Barking man who died after suffering serious head injuries has been formally named.

Wieskaw Kopcynski, 59, died from a complex skull fracture shortly after 4.30pm on Tuesday, March 27, police said.

He was reportedly found shaking in bed, with blood coming from his nose the previous morning, those present at his home in Stern Close told officers.

Paramedics called to the address that evening rushed him to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Scotland Yard launched a murder probe and are treating his house as a crime scene.


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Three people, a 48-year-old man and two women, aged 51 and 34, were arrested on suspicion of Wieskaw’s murder.

The man was bailed to a date in late April; the women interviewed by detectives and released under investigation.

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A fourth man was arrested and taken to prison for failing to appear in court on an unrelated matter.

Met Police ask anyone with information to call 101 quoting CAD 7725/25MAR or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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