Man stabs friend as Facebook row erupts

Share this article
Have your say

A MAN who repeatedly stabbed his friend after the pair had a row on Facebook has been jailed.

Leeds Crown Court heard Krzysztof Torzecki and Michal Galecki were involved in a confrontation outside Torzecki’s home in Ouzelwell Lane, Dewsbury, after exchanging abusive messages on the social networking site.

Prosecutor Dale Brook said Mr Galecki went to punch Torzecki, who struck him with the 25cm long knife around three or four times to the left side of his body.

Mr Brook said: “The defendant then lunged at the complainant again, holding the knife in a downward position and the knife went in to Mr Galecki’s thumb.”

Torzecki, 29, was jailed for 16 months after he admitted wounding Mr Galecki during the incident at around 6.30pm on May 10.

The court heard the two men had been out drinking together earlier that day.

Mr Brook said: “Mr Galecki went home and heard from a mutual friend that the defendant had posted unpleasant messages regarding his wife and himself on Facebook.

“Mr Galecki went on Facebook and there was an exchange with the defendant of abusive Facebook messages.

“Mr Galecki told the defendant he was going to go round to his house to sort things out.”

Mr Galecki suffered a 4cm to 5cm cut just under his armpit and small cuts and bruises to his body.

He also suffered a 2cm cut to his thumb.

The court heard Mr Galecki didn’t report the incident to police until five days after the attack and told officers: ‘Things like this happen in Poland.’

Jailing Torzecki for 16 months, Judge Penelope Belcher told him: “I recognise Mr Galecki displayed aggression towards you, but this was a repeated attack with a knife which was a wholly inappropriate response.”

Leeds Civic Hall.

Leeds Council Tax rise: How much extra you’ll have to pay in 2018-19