Two men have appeared in court today (Friday) charged with manslaughter after a 20-year-old man assaulted in Silver Street, Kettering, died earlier this week.
The man, named by police as Kamil Gumowski, received serious head injuries following the assault, and was taken to Kettering General Hospital but died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The incident happened in Silver Street, near to the Euro Foods shop, just before 12.15am on Sunday, August 18.
Marek Krukowski, 30, of Havelock Street, Kettering, and Dominik Maryszak, 29, of Digby Street, Kettering, both appeared in Corby magistrates court this morning (Friday, August 23).
They spoke only to confirm their name, address, and date of birth. Both men are Polish nationals and spoke through an interpreter.
The two men were arrested at the weekend and released on bail, but were subsequently re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and have since been charged.
Both defendants applied for bail, but it was rejected by the court. They will now remain in police custody until a pre-trial hearing takes place at Northampton Crown Court next month.
A forensic post-mortem examination of the victim took place on Wednesday afternoon at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
A police spokesman said that initial enquiries into the assault have led officers investigating the incident to believe that members of the public went to the man’s aid immediately after he was assaulted. The spokesman added that the officers are now appealing for those people to come forward and speak to them.
The area was cordoned off by police on the morning of Sunday, August 18, for forensic examinations to take place.
Those witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
The family of Mr Gumowski have released the above image of the victim.