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A man charged with murder after a body was found at a Boston pumping station faces a new trial after a jury failed to return a verdict.

Kamil Zydek, 34, had denied killing Marcin Stolarek whose body was found by a service engineer at Boston’s Chain Bridge Road pumping station in January 2020.

A jury at Lincoln Crown Court did not return a verdict on the murder charge after deliberating for more than 17 hours.

Zydek was found guilty by the jury on a second charge of conspiring to pervert the course of public justice in relation to Mr. Stolarek’s disappearance.

He will now face a retrial next year and will be convicted of perverting the course of justice at the end of that trial.

Judge Simon Hirst told Zydek, “The jury found you guilty of perverting the course of justice. They couldn’t decide on the murder count. The prosecution wants a new trial.

The prosecution alleged that Zydek was part of a three-man team that planned the murder of Mr Stolarek, 41, and then the destruction of his body.

Two other men, Lukasz Ferenc and Adam Kaminski, have already been convicted of Mr Stolarek’s murder and are serving life sentences.

The prosecution claimed that Zydek was working as a team with Ferenc and Kaminski when Mr. Stolarek was attacked and eliminated in the early hours of November 28, 2019.

Gordon Aspden KC, prosecuting, told the jury Mr Stolarek was tied up and badly beaten at Kaminski’s home at Union Court, Boston.

Mr Aspden alleged that Mr Stolarek was then placed in the trunk of a Vauxhall Astra car driven by Artur Klosowski, with Ferenc and Zydek helping to dispose of his dead or dying body.

However, on the witness stand, Zydek insisted he asked for Mr Stolarek to be taken to hospital and said he remained in the car when his dead or dying body was dumped.

Testifying through a Polish interpreter, Zydek admitted he was a passenger in Klosowski’s car when it was driven eastbound across Boston’s Sluice Bridge toward Union Court at 3:46 a.m. on the 28th November 2019.

AMPR cameras showed him returning in the opposite direction 15 minutes later.

Responding to questions from defense attorney Alisdair Williams KC, Zydek said the vehicle was steered towards the back of the house by Adam Kaminski.

The jury heard that Zydek had been in contact with Ferenc by text and phone after crossing the Sluice Bridge.

Zydek was questioned by Mr Williams: “What was going on?”

He replied, “I don’t know, I don’t remember,” adding that he had to tell her they were on their way.

Once at Union Court, Zydek said he got out of the car and headed for the back door.

“I was standing in the doorway when I saw what they were doing,” Zydek told the jury.

Zydek said he didn’t know what to do and walked back and forth to the car.

“I went in, I went out,” Zydek added. “I didn’t even see his (Marcin’s) face.”

Zydek said Klosowski then got back into the car.

“When Artur was getting back in the car, Adam and Lukasz were putting Marcin in the trunk,” Zydek told the jury.

“I didn’t know what to think. I was afraid. Everything was going so fast. »

Zydek said Ferenc then got into the vehicle as well.

“I told Artur to go to the hospital, but Lukasz didn’t agree,” Zydek insisted.

“I told Artur that if you can’t go to the hospital, leave him outside the hospital, but Lukasz got angry and told me to ‘shut up’.”

Zydek was then asked what state he thought Mr. Stolarek was in?

He replied, “I don’t know, I have no idea.”

Zydek said Ferenc then told Artur where to drive.

During cross-examination of Mr. Aspden, Zydek testified that he remained in the car when Mr. Stolarek was removed from the trunk.

Zydek admitted meeting Ferenc in December 2019 and said he went on with his normal life as he believed Mr Stolarek would have been strong enough to run away.

The jury heard Klosowski leave England in January 2020, driving the Astra car to Holyhead in Wales before taking a ferry to the Republic of Ireland.

Zydek was arrested by Dutch police earlier this year and extradited to the UK for trial.

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