Six men go on trial for the murder of Doncaster dad

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  • The trial of six men charged with the murder of Adam Szurgocinski has started today
  • One man has also appeared at court today in connection with the case, charged with perverting the course of justice
  • The 26-year-old dad died from a haemorrhage, believed to have been caused by an injury to his neck during an assault
  • A total of 16 people were arrested in connection with his murder during the extensive investigation

The trial of six men has begun at Sheffield Crown Court today, in connection with the murder of 26-year-old dad, Adam Szurgocinski.

Police were called to an address in Jubilee Road, Wheatley at 9.20am on Sunday, September 16, by the ambulance service, who were there to treat a man who had serious, unexplained injuries.

He later died at hospital and police launched a murder investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.

The post mortem concluded that Mr Szurgocinski had suffered from a haemorrhage, which officers believe had been caused by an injury to his neck during an assault.

After extensive enquiries, spanning a number of months, a total of 16 people were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Following further enquiries, Mateusz Halabura, 25, Pawel Wergorzewski, 20, Rafal Palinski, 29, Jaroslaw Owczarczyk, 32 and Sebastian Mariusz Gurski, 30 were charged with murder and have appeared at court today.

Dariusz Bagusz, 32, was charged with perverting the course of justice and is at court this afternoon.

Nine of the other people arrested were all later released, without charge and one remains on police bail.