Man charged after clubber died when he was allegedly 'shoved down stairs'

16 September 2019, 19:01

Daniel Pelechacz was pronounced dead two days after the incident
Daniel Pelechacz was pronounced dead two days after the incident. Picture: West Midlands Police
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

A man has been charged with murder after a clubber was allegedly shoved down a flight of stairs outside a Polish nightclub last September.

West Midlands Police (WMP) rearrested Krysztof Kowalski on Monday morning on suspicion of killing Daniel Pelechacz.

The 40-year-old suffered a fatal head injury in October 2018 and was found outside the Polish Klimate Club in Temple Street, West Bromwich.

Mr Pelechacz was pronounced dead in hospital two days later.

Unemployed Kowalski, 38, was first arrested in November last year and appeared at Dudley Magistrates' Court today.

Three other men have been released without charge, according to police.

Detective Sergeant Mark Allen, from WMP's homicide unit, said: "We're continuing to appeal for witnesses who were at the Klimate Club on the night and who might have seen anything that could help our investigation.

"Clearly bringing a murder charge against an individual is a significant step but our inquiries continue.

"Any information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Kowalski, of Greets Green Road in West Bromwich, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court tomorrow.

Anyone with information is asked to contact WMP via live chat at between 8am and midnight, or should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference number 20SW/226737G/18.