Cumbria

Piotr Kulinski murder: Pair fail in sentence appeal

Piotr Kulinski Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Piotr Kulinski suffered seven wounds

Two men jailed over the murder a Polish factory worker in Carlisle have failed in a bid to have their jail terms cut.

Piotr Kulinski, 32, was stabbed outside his home in the Harraby area of the city in October 2012.

Piotr Zygner was convicted of murder and jailed for a minimum of 28 years while Artur Woszczyna was given 10 years for perverting the course of justice.

Appeal court judges said the sentences were not "manifestly excessive".

Mr Kulinksi was stabbed seven times in the attack early on a Sunday morning.

Cumbria Police said he had previously lived with one of the defendants and was scared for his family after an earlier incident when he had been assaulted and threatened.

Zygner, now 32, and previously of Currock Road, and Woszczyna, 46, who had lived at Beverley Rise, were jailed along with four others after a trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

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