No bail for Ravensthorpe murder suspects

TWO BROTHERS are accused of murdering a Polish man found dead near the canal in Ravensthorpe.

Pawel Olszewski, 25, and 20-year-old Krzysztof Olszewski were remanded into custody until Friday June 3 after a hearing at Leeds Crown Court.

The pair are alleged to have killed Marcin Siarczynski between January 1 and July 31, 2015.

No application for bail was made so they were remanded until a pre-trial hearing next month.

Judge Peter Collier QC told the defendants on Monday that pleas would be made at that stage.

“If the plea is not guilty a timetable will be set to bring the matter to trial within the custody time limits, which is November 4,” he said.

Pawel Olszewski is of Bromley Street, Dewsbury, while Krzysztof Olszewski is of Crawshaw Street, Ravensthorpe.

Last Friday Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard the crime is said to have been committed at Krysztof Olszewski’s former address on Jessamine Street.

Mr Siarczynski, 37, was found on March 14 this year in a wooded area near Low Mill Lane close to the canal.

Krzysztof Olszewski is further charged with using threatening behaviour towards his brother at Crawshaw Street on July 13, 2015.

Both men were legally represented but spoke through Polish interpreters at a half-hour hearing.

• A 29-year-old man from the Ravensthorpe area arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender is on bail pending further enquiries.

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