Homeless war veteran jailed for drunken attack on friend

Andrzej Antosiak

Andrzej Antosiak

First published in News by

A HOMELESS Iraq War veteran who bludgeoned his friend with a tree branch in a drunken attack at their makeshift Oxford campsite has been sent to prison.

Andrzej Antosiak left Robert Pochec bleeding and bruised after the incident in a field behind Osney Mead industrial estate in the west of the city.

The Polish men, who were living with others in tents on the site, had both been drinking when they came to blows on July 18 last year.

Prosecutor Jo Sear told Oxford Crown Court on Friday violence flared after Antosiak was given some money to buy drink for the group but came back empty-handed.

She said 32-year-old Antosiak initially started to attack Mr Pochec’s friend before turning to his eventual victim.

“There was punching and headbutting by the defendant,” she said.

“Antosiak obtained a broken tree branch and hit him in the shoulder and also on the head.

“While he was on the ground the defendant kicked him. He left the scene making threats to kill if they phoned police.”

Mr Pochec was taken to hospital and needed six stitches to a head wound.

Antosiak initially denied the attack, but admitted unlawful wounding on the day of his scheduled trial.

Guy Williamson, defending, said his client, who has 32 offences to his name, came to Britain from Poland eight years ago after serving in Iraq during his national service.

He said Antosiak had worked as a sous chef at the Woodstock Arms in Woodstock and later for Phones4U before the breakdown of a relationship led him to drink, drugs and homelessness.

Judge Mary Jane Mowat jailed Antosiak for two years eight months.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:54am Tue 6 Mar 12

Bart_Simpson1 says...

So het gets sent to prison yet a football player smashes an opponents face in and gets no jail time??
So het gets sent to prison yet a football player smashes an opponents face in and gets no jail time?? Bart_Simpson1
  • Score: 0

8:42am Tue 6 Mar 12

yellows0x says...

Bart_Simpson1 wrote:
So het gets sent to prison yet a football player smashes an opponents face in and gets no jail time??
I completely agree with you. This guy received somewhat a correct sentence, however the football thug yesterday should have had at least 2 yrs in prison!!!
[quote][p][bold]Bart_Simpson1[/bold] wrote: So het gets sent to prison yet a football player smashes an opponents face in and gets no jail time??[/p][/quote]I completely agree with you. This guy received somewhat a correct sentence, however the football thug yesterday should have had at least 2 yrs in prison!!! yellows0x
  • Score: 0

10:16am Tue 6 Mar 12

cynicality says...

I feel sympathy for this guy, he's a war vet with many problems and locking him up won't help a bit.
I feel sympathy for this guy, he's a war vet with many problems and locking him up won't help a bit. cynicality
  • Score: 0

6:44pm Wed 7 Mar 12

wot_eva says...

cynicality wrote:
I feel sympathy for this guy, he's a war vet with many problems and locking him up won't help a bit.
Get real I woz there and heard the whole story of all 32 offences!! the iraq bit was back to times before kuwait the poles did logistics stuff nothing front line so dont be fooled. The guys victims are the ones i feel for a nasty piece of **** lets hope he gets to pick up the soap regular in prison so he can see what its like to be a victim. Well done old bill I say taking the trash off our streets.
[quote][p][bold]cynicality[/bold] wrote: I feel sympathy for this guy, he's a war vet with many problems and locking him up won't help a bit.[/p][/quote]Get real I woz there and heard the whole story of all 32 offences!! the iraq bit was back to times before kuwait the poles did logistics stuff nothing front line so dont be fooled. The guys victims are the ones i feel for a nasty piece of **** lets hope he gets to pick up the soap regular in prison so he can see what its like to be a victim. Well done old bill I say taking the trash off our streets. wot_eva
  • Score: 0

10:36am Thu 8 Mar 12

AlexF says...

Why are they still in this country?!
Why are they still in this country?! AlexF
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree