Man jailed again over 2010 torture killing of Stamford Hill man

Kamil Dreszer.

Kamil Dreszer. - Credit: Archant

A man has been jailed after admitting his role in the death of a Stamford Hill man who was kidnapped and tortured in 2010.

Andrzej Kulesza.

Andrzej Kulesza. - Credit: Archant

Kamil Dreszer, 32, admitted the manslaughter of Andrzej Kulesza on Monday last week and was sentenced on Friday to 12 years and nine months in jail.

Dreszer had already been convicted of kidnapping, false imprisonment and preventing the lawful burial and disposal of a corpse.

He pleaded guilty on the first day of a re-trial for murder. Dreszer had twice previously been found guilty of murder but was then acquitted on both occasions after appeals.

Andrzej had been reported missing after leaving his home at 8am on September 19 to buy milk and never returning.

The court heard he was involved in dealing cannabis and amphetamines and was in debt to a man called Grzegorz Misiak.

A group of men including Dreszer, who had earlier that morning beaten up a friend of Andrzej and demanded he tell them where he was – kidnapped Andrzej and took him to a property in Harlesden.

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Andrzej called his girlfriend and pleaded for cash saying his kidnappers were threatening to kill him.

After an exchange of £300 was made the kidnappers promised to release Andrzej but then demanded more cash.

Andrzej was beaten, spat on and force-fed amphetamines and alcohol before he died and was disposed of in Northampton. A post-mortem exam failed to determine his cause of death but he had several fractures to bones and a ligature around his neck.

Investigating officer Acting Detective Inspector James Howarth, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “Motivated by revenge for a debt, Dreszer took Andrzej’s life and helped to hide his body in a remote location, presumably imagining it would never be found.”