An inquest has opened into the death of a man who lost his life after allegedly being punched on a night out in Leeds.
Robert Adamczyk, of South Milford near Selby, died from head injuries in the early hours of Sunday, December 9.
The 28-year-old engineer had allegedly been attacked on New Briggate, near the Grand Theatre in Leeds city centre, at about 2am while out with friends on a stag night.
A short hearing at Leeds Coroner’s Court yesterday (Jan 7) heard brief details of the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Senior investigating officer Det Chief Insp Simon Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major enquiry team (HMET), submitted a report from Det Insp Lloyd Batley, who has been working on the case.
Coroner David Hinchliff heard there could be delays before any potential criminal charges were brought in relation to Mr Adamczyk’s death, while investigations continued.
He was told that Mr Adamczyk’s family had given consent, following the initial post mortem, for a second post mortem to be carried out, which had since taken place.
Mr Hinchliff subsequently gave permission for the victim’s body to be released for his funeral.
It is claimed Mr Adamczyk was knocked to the ground after visiting North Bar on New Briggate.
He struck his head on the road and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where his death was confirmed.
Last month police released CCTV images of several potential witnesses they were still trying to trace.
Three 18-year-old men arrested on suspicion of murder remain on bail pending further enquiries.
Mr Adamczyk’s death was one of two tragedies in the space of a fortnight on the streets of the city centre.
Darryl Kerr, 43, of Whinmoor, died after an incident outside Fibre bar on Lower Briggate on the evening of December 21. Nineteen-year-old Luke Boyes is charged with his manslaughter.