In the early hours of Saturday morning, a tragic incident unfolded in the center of Wrocław, Poland, where a 21-year-old Polish man was beaten to death by two foreign nationals. The police apprehended the assailants shortly after the incident.
The confrontation reportedly occurred in the early hours in Wrocław’s Old Town. It is believed that three individuals were involved in the fight.
“The course and details of this tragic event are currently under intense investigation by the police,” stated the Wrocław police on Sunday.
Authorities revealed that both the attackers were aged 23 and that the fight involved the use of dangerous weapons, leading to the man’s death.
“One of the men used a knife and another a hazardous tool, resulting in injuries to the 21-year-old,” a police officer reported to the news portal tuwroclaw.com. The police spokesperson also mentioned that she was “prohibited from disclosing information” about the nationality of the detained men and the exact location of the deadly brawl, citing the ongoing investigation.
However, journalists from Gazeta Wrocławska obtained information from the prosecutor’s office indicating that the suspects are Georgian nationals. They have already been interrogated by the prosecution. “There were two perpetrators. Investigative actions involving them are currently underway,” said Anna Placzek-Grzelak, spokesperson for the district prosecutor’s office in Wrocław.
On social media, a video recently appeared of another incident in Wrocław involving foreigners. According to the description, Poles were defending another Pole who was being beaten by foreigners, when one of the attackers pulled out a knife.
A video posted to X has been marked as sensitive content, but it can still be viewed on the platform as of publication.
Polish news outlet Kresy.pl notes that among foreigners in Poland, Ukrainians statistically commit the most crimes. However, proportionally to their population size, Georgians are found to offend more frequently.
Last July, Poland’s Rzeczpospolita paper cited data from the National Police Headquarters detailing foreigner-related crime statistics. Among the 4,695 foreigners suspected of crimes in the first five months of 2023, the highest numbers were Ukrainians with 2,288 offenses, followed by Georgians with 901, Belarusians with 277, Moldovans with 228, and Russians with 80.
Other nationalities included Romanians (69), Germans (67), Bulgarians (63), and Czechs (51), with the remainder coming from Latvia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Slovakia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.