Jersey killings subject 'improving'

The medical condition of a 30-year-old Polish man suspected of knifing to death six people on Jersey, including three young children, is improving, police have disclosed.

Damian Rzeszowski remains under police guard in Jersey General Hospital as detectives wait for him to be fit for questioning over the massacre.



He is suspected of killing his wife Izabela Rzeszowska, 30, and their children, Kinga Rzeszowska, five, and two-year-old Kacper Rzeszowski on the Channel Island's capital St Helier on August 14.



He is also thought to have murdered his wife's father Marek Garstka, 56, and her friend Marta Dominika De La Haye, 34, and five-year-old daughter Julia Frances during the attack.



Speaking about the suspect, States of Jersey Police said today: "Police await confirmation on when he may be released from hospital and considered fit for police detention and questioning."



Yesterday officers returned to the scene in Victoria Crescent and Upper Midvale Road to speak to potential witnesses exactly one week on from the killings.



House-to-house inquiries have finished and forensic examination of the scene continues, a police spokesman said.



Since the incident, more than 100 key witness statements have been taken, and more than 200 lines of inquiry are being explored.



Rzeszowski - described by an associate as a "very calm and quiet person" - is believed to have repeatedly stabbed himself in the chest after the attacks.



Neighbours told how they fended off the "mumbling" knifeman with a traffic cone as the attack spilled from a flat on to the street.



Post-mortem examinations carried out on the six victims, who were Polish, confirmed that they all died from stab wounds.



Anyone with information has been asked to call the incident room on 01534 612080 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.





Source: PA

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