Two men charged with aggravated burglary and grievous bodily harm after father-of-four Paul Kohler was attacked at his home in Wimbledon have appeared in court today.
Pawel Honc, 23, of no fixed address, and Mariusz Tomaszewski, 32, of Crusoe Road, Mitcham, appeared before a judge via video link from Wandsworth prison at Kingston Crown Court this morning.
The pair are accused of attacking academic Mr Kohler at his home in Kings Road, Wimbledon, on Monday, August 11, where he suffered ‘life-changing’ injuries to his face.
Both were wearing matching grey jumpers for the appearance.
When asked by Judge Susan Tapping whether the pair could understand proceedings, Mr Honc replied, “A little bit.”
Neither was asked to enter a plea.
A plea and case management hearing for the pair has been set at the same court for Wednesday, November 26.
A preliminary trial date has been set for January next year.
A 30-year-old man was arrested on Garratt Lane in Wandsworth on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
He is currently in custody at a south London police station pending further investigation.
Detectives have released an image of Polish man Oskar Pawlowichz, 29, who is still wanted in connection with the attack.
Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room on 020 8649 3159. Or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.