Jury watches CCTV of ex-boyfriend before killing woman


Zofia Sadowska was found dead in a room in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on September 20 last year 

Zofia Sadowska was found dead in a room in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on September 20 last year 

An obsessed ex-boyfriend hid behind bins to watch a Polish woman eat a late-night kebab days before he suffocated her to death with clingfilm and masking tape, a court heard. 

Ahsan Hassan, 28, allegedly became jealous when 20-year-old Zofia Sadowska got involved with his friend.

Her new relationship sparked a series of stalking incidents which ended in her death, Reading Crown Court was told. 

CCTV footage, which police anticipate releasing next week, shows Hassan crouching behind a pair of metal bins and leering at her in the early hours of the morning as she ate a kebab with a friend on a bench.

The court was earlier told the 28-year-old carried Zofia Sadowska’s ‘limp and completely floppy’ body out of a takeway shop and into a taxi weeks after killing her with clingfilm and masking tape when he became consumed with jealousy.

Jurors were told Hassan admitted manslaughter by killing the mother-of-one in what he described as part of a lovers’ suicide pact but he denied a charge of murder.

Miss Sadowska had been to watch comedy Sausage Party at the cinema with her boyfriend’s friend Petri Suchi before the pair enjoyed a night of drinking at dancing at a nearby Yates on September 6 2016.

CCTV footage from the chain pub shown to the jury today showed Hassan stood at the bar dressed in a shirt and bandanna.

Police attended the home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after Miss Sadowska's body was found 

Police attended the home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after Miss Sadowska’s body was found 

However when he was later seen pursuing the pair he was dressed in a Public Enemy shirt with the words ‘No. 1 Public Enemy’ and a backwards white baseball cap.

Zofia could be seen dancing before the leaving the venue, after she briefly spoke to Hassan who later followed the pair out into the night.

Footage showed him following some way behind as the pair made their way to a kebab shop shortly after 2am on September 7, before they made their way to a town centre bench.

Hassan initially waited in the entrance to a shop and loitered by the corner of a building close by before crouching down in the street behind a pair of metal bins to watch the pair.

Asked if he knew Hassan had been watching them Mr Suchi said: ‘No I didn’t have any idea.’

At one point he was seen lying flat with his stomach to the ground but appeared to bang his nose on the bin as he stood up again and used his mobile phone to check out for any damage on his face.

Facebook messages between Mr Suchi and Miss Sadowska were read to the court which revealed that Hassan had been in a fight on a night out less than two weeks later.

Thames Valley Police officers placed a cordon up outside the home as they carried out an investigation 

Thames Valley Police officers placed a cordon up outside the home as they carried out an investigation 

On September 18 Miss Sadowska wrote: ‘Last night he was fighting with one man and had a lot of blood on his hands and face. I said to Ali ‘just f*** off.’

Earlier had said: ‘I’m not going to to be nice with him if he not (sic) leave me alone. I just don’t want that. I told you I’m tired when he’s following me in the club. I just don’t want that.’

Mr Suchi said in reply: ‘If you’re out of course you will never be alone from him.’

The Albanian, who was accompanied at the witness stand by an interpreter but mostly answered in English, became friends with Miss Sadowska’s boyfriend and Kamil Szerzenowicz the father of her now four-year-old son at a car wash where he worked part-time.

Although he occasionally accompanied Miss Sadowska on nights out without Kamil in High Wycombe, Buckinghashire, Mr Suchi told Reading Crown Court he was worried about the amount of alcohol she was consuming on a weekly basis.

‘I just say (sic) stop drinking for your son first and for my friend Kamil,’ he said. ‘If you have something you just have to stop drinking and stop what you’re doing.’

Reading Crown Court (pictured) was told a new relationship sparked a series of stalking incidents which ended in her death

Reading Crown Court (pictured) was told a new relationship sparked a series of stalking incidents which ended in her death

The jury heard Hassan was found in a pool of blood with deep self-inflicted cuts to his wrist next to Miss Sadowska’s body in his room on September 20.

A written statement by Miss Sadowska’s mother Katarzyna, who now lives in Germany and was not present at the trial, was read out to the court by prosecutor Alan Blake which described her early life and her relationship with her family.

‘She was born n Warsaw, Poland,’ he said. ‘Miss Sadowska has one brother Anthoni and one sister Jagoda, born June 7, 2000. My whole family is from Poland, from Warsaw.

‘She went to primary school and high school. She finished schooling when she was 16 or 17. She was a creative person and she was good at art.

‘Around when she was finishing her school she met her current boyfriend Kamil. They were together for a while and decided to go to the UK.

The court was told Hassan tricked her to go to the Dennis kebab shop in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (pictured)

The court was told Hassan tricked her to go to the Dennis kebab shop in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (pictured)

‘Kamil is also Polish. They decided to go to High Wycombe as Kamil knew someone in High Wycombe. I don’t know why they decided to leave Poland but I think it was to find a better life or perhaps my marriage influenced their decision.’

He added: ‘I didn’t know about Miss Sadowska’s pregnancy but she had her child on May 1, 2013. It was a shock to me, they didn’t tell me about it. I only found out after the little one was born.

‘About three months ago any communication became became more sporadic. When I was able to contact her the conversation would be more would seem more distant. I didn’t contact Kamil because I at the time it wasn’t an issue.’

She also described how she found out about her daughter’s killing and said: ‘On September 19 at about 8pm German time Kamil informed me that Miss Sadowska had been murdered. I couldn’t believe it and I was consumed by grief.’

The trial continues.



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