Harlow
Arkadiusz Jozwik died from his injuries two days after he was attacked in HarlowEssex Police

A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of a Polish man who was assaulted in Essex. Arkadiusz Jozwik 40, also known as Arek, died after being attacked outside a takeaway in The Stow, Harlow on 27 August.

He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and was later transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where he died of his injuries on 29 August.

A teenager who was arrested who was arrested in connection with his death has now been charged with manslaughter. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Chelmsford Youth Court on 6 January 2017 to face the charges.

Five others who were also arrested during the investigation have been released without charge.

Paul Scothern, Crown Advocate in the Complex Casework Unit for CPS East of England said: "We have today advised Essex Police to charge a 15-year-old youth from Harlow with the manslaughter of Arkadiusz Jozwik. This is following an incident at The Stow, Harlow, on 27 August 2016.

"The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. The youth will appear at Chelmsford Youth Court on 6 January 2017.

"Following early investigative advice from the reviewing lawyer, the police decided to take no further action in relation to five other youths who were at the scene.

"May I remind all concerned that this youth has a right to a fair trial. It is very important that there should be no reporting, commentary, or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings. For these reasons, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further."