Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Alleged gang member dies of gunshot

Mikuláš Polóny faced charges for alleged murder in Bratislava’s Irish Pub.

(Source: TASR)

Mikuláš Polóny died at Bratislava University Hospital on January 24 due to a serious head injury caused by a gunshot. He was close to the Bratislava Piťovci mob.

Some of the media reported earlier that Polóny was found with a gunshot wound to his head on January 10 in an apartment block in the Bratislava borough of Lamač, known as the Piťovci’s base.

The wound, which was caused by an illegally possessed gun, was probably self-inflicted, according to the preliminary police information.

A 7.65-calibre projectile allegedly ran through Polóny’s frontal sinus, entering on the left-hand side and leaving on the right-hand side.

In the 90's, Polóny faced charges for an alleged murder at Bratislava’s Irish Pub where gunshots killed two people on July 9, 1999. Nonetheless, he was eventually exonerated from the charges by the Bratislava Regional Court.

Police conducted a huge operation against the Piťovci in June 2016. During this action, entitled Gondola, they carried out 20 house searches and 17 searches of non-residential premises.

They detained 23 people, of whom 22 were identified as members of an organised crime group. One member of the group was at large, while four were in prison.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

We will not allow Ján and Martina to be forgotten

Statement from Slovak journalists half a year after the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová

Illustrative stock photo

Yuri Dojc: I did not want to live under occupation

Slovakia is not even close to what I remember from my life here, says the Canadian-Slovak photographer.

Yuri Dojc today: "A reflection of an older man in the mirror with glimpse of an attractive woman , who is my wife"

Our emigrants’ stories: lessons in humanity

Slovaks who fled the 1968 occupation tell us what it means to be a refugee.

Pictures from The Gift pantomime show. Milan Sladek wrote it in the Swedish Goteborg in 1969 as a metaphor of Czechoslovakia's cohabitation with the Soviet Union.

We were on the run, but we were welcomed Photo

Slovak-Swiss writer Irena Brežná was forced to emigrate but found a way to fill her life with meaning in a foreign land.

Irena Brežná arrives to Switzerland.