Peterborough man charged with murdering 22-year-old in city

A Peterborough man has been charged with murdering a 22-year-old in the city.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 1:09 pm

Bradley Plavecz, 20, of Arkwright Way in Gunthorpe, was arrested yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) and will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Friday).

Police were called out to a flat in Crown Street, New England, at about 5am on Saturday where it was reported there had been a fight and a man had been stabbed.

Despite efforts from paramedics, Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem examination took place on Monday (10 May) which concluded he died as a result of a stab wound to his chest.

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Daniel Szalasny, who died in the incident

A 35-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested in Paston yesterday morning on suspicion of assisting an offender, as well as a 29-year-old man who was arrested in Peterborough on Sunday afternoon for the same offence.

The two 35-year-olds have been released from custody under investigation, while the 29-year-old has been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station on 4 June.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police via their web chat service at or online forms via quoting incident 82 of 8 May. Those without internet access should call 101.