Colchester man, 38, accused of child abduction and kidnap appears in court

Piotr Gromczewski appeared at Ipswich Crown Court via prison video link. Picture: ARCHANT

Piotr Gromczewski appeared at Ipswich Crown Court via prison video link. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The case of a Colchester man accused of a number of offences against children, including abduction and kidnap, has been adjourned until next month.

Piotr Gromczewski, 38, of Bergholt Road, was arrested on September 4 and was subsequently charged with abduction, four offences of attempted abduction, kidnap, and possession of a firearm.

He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on September 5, and was remanded in custody.

He appeared at Ipswich Crown Court via a prison video link today and his case was adjourned until November 10.

He was remanded in custody, but his barrister David Patience told the court he intended to apply for bail on behalf of his client.


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A provisional trial date was identified as February 28.

Following his last court appearance an Essex Police spokesman said: “Gromczewski was arrested after reports to police that girls had been approached in the Monkwick area of Colchester by a man who attempted to encourage them in to his car.

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