In a shocking and devastating turn of events, Bartlomiej Kuczynski, his sister-in-law, and two children were discovered dead at a residence in Costessey, near Norwich. The cause of death for all four individuals has been determined to be stab wounds to the neck. While Mr. Kuczynski’s death is not considered suspicious, the deaths of the others are being treated as murder, sending shockwaves through the community.
New information has come to light regarding Mr. Kuczynski’s interactions with healthcare services prior to the tragedy. It has been revealed that he was taken to the emergency department at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by the police on December 14, the same day he was reported missing. However, he left the hospital after being assessed to have “mental capacity.” This suggests that Mr. Kuczynski had previous contact with health services pertaining to his mental health.
Authorities have disclosed that the police brought Mr. Kuczynski to the hospital after seeking advice from a mental health team regarding his behavior. Acting on their recommendation, he was taken to the emergency department for evaluation. The extent of the mental health assessment he received or any subsequent follow-up with a mental health professional remains unclear. Additionally, details regarding the duration of his stay in the emergency department before leaving are yet to be determined.
The circumstances surrounding Mr. Kuczynski’s departure from the hospital and whether concerns were raised by the mental health liaison team or his family beforehand are currently unknown. Norfolk Police has escalated the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for further investigation and impartial oversight.
On the day of the tragic incident, Mr. Kuczynski had contacted emergency services (999) expressing confusion and distress about his mental state. He was advised to seek medical assistance and to contact the NHS helpline. However, it wasn’t until a second 999 call was made by a concerned member of the public that the police were dispatched to the scene and forcibly entered the residence.
This heartbreaking event underscores the importance of conducting thorough assessments and providing appropriate follow-up care in cases involving individuals with mental health concerns. As the investigation into these tragic deaths continues, it is hoped that a deeper understanding of the circumstances, as well as the actions taken by the police and healthcare services, will be gained. The community mourns the loss of these lives and awaits answers in this deeply distressing situation.