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– In my community, I have never encountered such hostility towards another person – said a student of the police class from the 7th Secondary School in Sosnowiec in front of the TVN24 camera. In the Zagłębie Sports Park, young people set candles to pay tribute to 28-year-old Marcin Miza, who was beaten to death there. A young man was beaten by three 16-year-olds. He was supposed to defend the person they were harassing. He died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

Residents of Sosnowiec pay tribute to 28-year-old Marcin Miza, who was beaten to death. They place candles in the place where a young man was brutally beaten by three 16-year-olds.

– It shocks me very much that no one helped him. There were many people around, many police, and no one reacted – said Adam Gałka, a student of the police class at the 7th Secondary School in Sosnowiec, in front of the TVN24 camera, who on Thursday came with his class to the place where the drama took place on Sunday.

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– You're a teenager yourself. Do such situations occur among teenagers? – the TVN24 reporter asked. – In my community, I have never encountered such hostility towards another person – replied the teenager.

Residents of Sosnowiec pay tribute to the 28-year-old footballer who was beaten to death TVN24

– We came to pray for the soul of a tragically deceased boy who actually stood up in good faith to defend one teenager – Magdalena Gądek-Wieczorek, a teacher of the 7th Secondary School in Sosnowiec, told the TVN24 reporter, who came with her class to the Zagłębiowski Sports Park, where a drama took place.

She admitted that students are “very worried, appalled” by what happened. – How could such an act take place, considering the fact that the event here was really big, huge and there were many people who could have done something but didn't – she commented.

Students honored the memory of a 28-year-old footballer who was beaten to death

Students honored the memory of the 28-year-old who was beaten to death

The torch was also brought by Mrs. Grażyna, who observed the rescue operation of the 28-year-old on Sunday. – There were ambulances at the scene, there were covered screens, they said they were resuscitating someone, they were beating someone and the rest escaped to garages somewhere – she recalled in front of the TVN24 camera.

– There were a lot of people, I don't understand, in front of everyone, that all this was happening and just no one reacted. I just can't imagine it, she added.

"I saw ambulances standing there, beating someone, and the rest ran away"

“I saw ambulances standing there, beating someone, and the rest ran away”TVN24

Three boys beat up a football player

The beating took place on Sunday during the Sosnowiec Fun Festival – an outdoor event organized in the Zagłębiowski Sports Park in Sosnowiec. Police officers called to the scene found an unconscious 28-year-old resident of Jastrzębie-Zdrój. The man was transported to hospital in critical condition. On Wednesday, doctors announced his death.

Candles in the Zagłębie sports parkTVN24

As part of the investigation into fatal beating by the Sosnowiec-Północ District Prosecutor's Office and the police, investigators secured evidence, including: for the CCTV footage, the scene of the beating was also inspected and the first witnesses were interviewed. The next day, the police arrested three 16-year-olds from Sosnowiec in this case.

“Due to the age of the detained persons, activities involving them will be performed by the District Court in Sosnowiec, Family and Juvenile Division IV. The proceedings will be conducted by the local court,” Dorota Pelon, spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor's Office in Sosnowiec, said on Wednesday.

Residents of Sosnowiec pay tribute to the tortured 28-year-old TVN24

Offenders placed in a shelter for minors

On Tuesday, with the participation of the prosecutor, a hearing on the application of interim measures against teenagers was held in the Sosnowiec court. By court decision, they were placed in a shelter for minors for three months. The police and the prosecutor's office do not say what the background was for the attack on the 28-year-old. An autopsy is to determine the exact cause of his death.

“Nothing justifies the attack that occurred. I express my condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the deceased,” wrote the mayor of Sosnowiec, Arkadiusz Chęciński, who commented on this tragedy on Facebook on Wednesday.

The fatal beating of a 28-year-old man took place in the Zagłębie sports parkTVN24

“You will remain in our hearts forever”

The beaten 28-year-old Marcin Mizia was a footballer of the fourth league team Spokojna Landek. Representatives of this club also announced the death of their colleague on Wednesday on social media, posting a photo of him on the pitch. “With the parents' consent, medical equipment works to retrieve organs for transplantation, thus it is Marcin's great gift to save the lives of other patients. Rest in eternal peace Miziol – you will remain in our hearts forever. From here we send our sincerest condolences to Marcin's family and loved ones “- they wrote.

Main photo source: TVN24, KS Spółnia Landek

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