Stoke & Staffordshire

Four convicted over fatal Burton street stabbing

Four men have been convicted for their part in killing a man in a "calculated" attack.

Tomasz Bachta, 29, died outside his home in All Saints Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, on 15 July.

A post-mortem examination confirmed he died from a stab wound to the neck.

Piotr Miezal, 33, was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday. Bartosz Ojeda-Rodriguez, 35, Stanislaw Czyz, 29, and Andrzej Pawel Czyz, 31, were found guilty of murder on Friday.

Staffordshire Police said Mr Bachta was attacked after working a night shift on 15 July and officers found him lying unconscious in the road.

It followed a previous altercation with some of the defendants two days before his death.

Det Insp Dan Ison, senior investigating officer, said: "The offenders were lying in wait and quickly surrounded Tomasz' vehicle before going on to attack it and him. He sustained several blows to his body before being stabbed.

"Those responsible were not happy that Tomasz had chosen to leave their group and exacted their revenge following the incident on July 13."

Ojeda-Rodriguez, of Hunter Street, Stanislaw Czyz and Andrzej Pawel Cyzy, both of Byrkley Street, and Miezal, of Pershore Drive, all of Burton, will be sentenced at a later date.

Bartlomiej Bilas, 29, of Blackpool Street, Burton, was found not guilty of murder.

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