‘Killed by Su­per­man punch teen’

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A TEENAGE lad killed a Pol­ish man with a “Su­per­man punch” which caused him to fall and hit his head on the ground, a court heard.

The youth, who was 15-years-old at the time of the al­leged at­tack and can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, de­nies the man­slaugh­ter of Arka­diusz Jozwik.

Mr Jozwik, 40 ( above), had been drink­ing with friends and had just bought a pizza when he was set upon out­side a row of take­away shops in Har­low, Es­sex, at 11.30pm on Au­gust 27 last year, Chelms­ford Crown Court heard.

He died two days later in hos­pi­tal from head in­juries.

Prose­cu­tor Rosina Cot­tage said: “The youth moved around the back of Mr Jozwik to take him by sur­prise and to hit him from be­hind.

“He jumped up from the ground us­ing the whole force of his body to hit Mr Jozwik.

“From what looks to be like a ‘Su­per­man punch’ that he threw he must have in­tended to send the man to the ground.”

Show­ing CCTV footage to ju­rors, Ms Cot­tage said it ap­pears that Mr Koscel­ski tripped over his own feet then the youth – who is now 16 – “ap­pears to jump in the air and swing his arm with force to the head of Mr Jozwik”.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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