Two teenagers arrested in connection with murder of homeless man in Northern Ireland
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Two teenagers arrested in connection with murder of homeless man in Northern Ireland

POLICE in Northern Ireland investigating the murder of a homeless Polish man have arrested two teenagers.

The two 16-year-old boys were arrested in the Maghera area of Derry this morning before being taken to Antrim Police Station where they have been undergoing questioning.

The body of 36-year-old Piotr Krowka was discovered at premises on Glen Road in the town of Maghera on Tuesday afternoon 3 April.

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According to the Belfast Telegraph, the Polish national had been living in the town for a number of years and had been sleeping rough at an abandoned property.

Speaking at the time of the discovery, Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce from PSNI Major Investigation Team described Mr Krowka as a “vulnerable homeless man from the Polish community who had been living in Maghera for a number of years”.

“We believe he was sleeping rough in the derelict property which local people will know was a former Parochial House”.

Last week, a 17-year-old man was arrested by detectives in relation to the murder but was released on police bail pending further inquiries.