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Monday, 15 August 2011

"Jersey Murderer Named As Damian Rzeszowski"

Horror unfolds: Eyewitnesses saw the attacker stab his victims and himself

A father who allegedly stabbed to death his children and wife in a frenzied attack in Jersey has been named as Damian Rzeszowski.

His wife Izabela, five-year-old daughter, and toddler son were slaughtered along with her father and another woman and her child.

Eyewitnesses have described the knife attack in Victoria Crescent, off Upper Midvale Road, in St Helier, at just after 3pm yesterday afternoon as "a bloodbath".

Heroic neighbours have described coming face to face with a man who repeatedly stabbed his own chest after butchering one of the victims.

The attacker, a 30-year-old man, is in police custody in Jersey Hospital where he has undergone surgery for stab wounds and is in a stable condition.

He is believed to be the father of two of the children and the husband of one of the women.

Bryan Ogesa said: "The man was coming towards us stabbing his chest. At that point I grabbed a traffic cone and just shouted get away from us."

Bryan, who lives next door to the victims, explained he and two friends heard screams and came out to help.

He said: "There was a girl lying in a pool of blood and we were trying to save her. Then we noticed a man chasing another woman and punching her - but then we realised that he had a knife and he wasn't punching, he was stabbing."

Police have not released the identities of those who have died but it has been confirmed they are from two families - one Polish and one from Jersey.

They are believed to be the wife of the murderer, their two children and her father. A family friend and her young child were also understood to be among the victims.

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