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Four men jailed over Southampton bedsit death

Wieslaw Filus
Image caption Wieslaw Filus died from a brain haemorrhage after being assaulted

Four Polish men have been jailed for between six and 20 months over the death of a fellow Pole in Southampton.

Wieslaw Filus, 45, was found in a bedsit in Denzil Avenue in July 2009.

At Winchester Crown Court, manslaughter charges against Boguslaw Chmiel, 40, and Krzysztof Szalus, 27, were dropped but they admitted actual bodily harm.

Manslaughter and ABH charges against Marcin Zonca, 29, were dropped but he and Waldemar Misiak, 50, admitted perverting the course of justice.

Mr Filus was found in his bed in his bedsit - he had been assaulted and died from a brain haemorrhage.

Chmiel, of Bevois Valley Road, and Szalus, of Mount Pleasant Road, also admitted perverting the course of justice and were both jailed for 20 months. Zonca, of Denzil Avenue, was jailed for 14 months, and Misiak, of Denzil Avenue, was jailed for six months.

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