Man charged with murder after Kirkby stabbing sent to Crown Court

Aleksandra Mrozic, who died of stab wounds after an incident at a property in Kirkby.
Aleksandra Mrozic, who died of stab wounds after an incident at a property in Kirkby.

A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder after a woman was stabbed to death in Kirkby.

Aleksandra Mrozic, 46 died on the way to hospital on Saturday night after she suffered stab wounds following a fight on Gleneagles Drive.

Pawel Lupa, 40, of Gleneagles Drive, Kirkby, was arrested and charged with her murder and the attempted murder of another man.

Lupa did not enter a plea when he appeared before Mansfield magistrates on Tuesday.

He was sent to Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday for the first hearing, where he will appear by video link.

A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital with stab wounds. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A police cordon placed at the end of the street following the incident had been removed by Tuesday morning and a crime scene tent had been put up while police carried out their investigations.

This week neighbours said they were shocked by what had happened in the quiet cul-de-sac.

Phil Lovegrove of Gleneagles Drive said: “We had just got back from the pub and the ambulance was outside the house.

The ambulance and police were brilliant in getting it all sorted out.

“We didn’t really know them, they kept themselves to themselves. We would just see them passing in their yellow van.”

Another neighbour who did not want to be identified, said: “We got home at 1am and there were three or four police cars in the street and it was all taped up.

“You hear about things like this happening but you never think it will happen on your own street. Someone has lost their life and it is very sad.”

Craig Sheward, who has lived on nearby Turnberry Avenue for 11 years, said: “I heard some shouting and looked outside and saw a man who lives behind us with his hands on his head.

“It didn’t take long for the ambulance and police to turn up. When I looked out the window I could see the paramedics trying to give one person CPR by pushing on their chest and then they came back and took another one.”

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed or knows anything about the incident. They should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 1003 of 16 July.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.