Three men accused of murdering Polish man

Three Dublin men have gone on trial for the murder of a Polish man who was attacked as he walked to work in Coolock.

Three Dublin men have gone on trial for the murder of a Polish man who was attacked as he walked to work in Coolock.

Edward Byrne (aged 21) of Cabra Park in Cabra, Martin Morgan (aged 20) of Tonlegee Road in Raheny and Stephen Byrne (aged 18) of St Donagh’s Road in Donaghmede have all pleaded not guilty to murdering Lukasz Rzeszutko on October 4, 2010.

It is the State's case Lukasz Rzeszutko was assaulted by the three accused at the Newtown Industrial Estate in Coolock as he walked into work at Kish Fish early on the morning of October 2.

He had been working there for three years and was described as a model employee.

Two colleagues found him lying on the ground. The jury heard one of the men will give evidence that he did not recognise the 27-year-old because of his facial injuries.

Mr Rzeszutko was brought to Beaumont Hospital. He died two days later, the prosecution say from blunt-force trauma to the head.

The prosecution say they will present evidence that five people were in the vicinity of the attack – the three accused and two young girls.

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