Man in court accused of attempting to kill his brother at Ramsgate Travelodge

Maidstone Crown Court

A man has appeared in court accused of trying to kill his brother at the Travelodge on Ramsgate seafront.

Polish national Marek Pietras, 32, is alleged to have stabbed Rafal Pietras at the hotel in the early hours of February 26.

Police were called to the Travelodge in Royal Parade at around 12.40am where it was said the victim gave an account to officers, which was captured on a body-worn camera.

Rafal Pietras was then taken to a London hospital for treatment to what was described as ‘a serious injury’.

A search by officers led to the arrest of the 32-year-old in High Street, Ramsgate

Marek Pietras appeared in the dock at Maidstone Crown Court,today (March 27) where he was assisted by a Polish interpreter.

Wearing grey jogging bottoms and sweatshirt, he gave an address in Germany but is believed to be of no fixed abode in the UK.

He is accused of attempted murder and an alternative offence of wounding with intent.

He was expected to enter pleas to the charges but the case was adjourned at the defence’s request until April 12.

Judge Jeremy Carey therefore remanded Pietras in custody until that date.

Report by Julia Roberts