Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, who had pleaded guilty for sexual assault in December, and was due to be sentenced for attacking a shop assistant, slashed his own throat in a courtroom dock in West Wales on Wednesday.
Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, a 33-year-old sex offender was in the dock for his sexual assault charge when he asked to go to the toilet. According to a witness, he then returned and “slashed wildly” at his throat and collapsed onto the floor at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
Dyfed-Powys Police were called at 10:20am, and an ambulance and a helicopter were called for help at the court in order to save Pawlowski. He was immediately flown to hospital in Swansea on Wednesday morning.
He awoke after the incident and received medical treatment for his injuries. One reporter said: “He came into the dock, then asked to go to the toilet.”
“He went out, came back, muttered something then started slashing at his throat. The courtroom was then cleared out, and first aid was given by paramedics in the dock.” The reporter added that he did not see what weapon he used.
A spokesman said: “Officers attended and found an injured man at the scene, who was receiving treatment by paramedics. He has been conveyed to Morriston Hospital by air ambulance.
“The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. The court has been closed in order for enquiries to take place. Police are not looking to speak to anyone else in connection with this incident at this time.”
Pawlowski, of Pembroke Dock, West Wales, had walked into a shop on October 30th and gestured to a shop assistant to kiss him. After she declined, he reportedly leant towards her, kissed her on the cheek and walked into the store. He then also grabbed her from behind while she was carrying cans of lager in the store. Pawlowski was then banned from coming into the store again.
The victim impact statement said: “The incident made me fell dirty and I feel vulnerable in work now. It impacted on my job, and I don’t feel I can work nights.” Pawlowski initially denied the woman’s claims, but eventually pleaded guilty.
Pawloski was then released on bail until his sentencing on Wednesday, under the condition that he does not contact the victim or enter the shop again.