A KEIGHLEY man has been jailed for life for his part in the torture and murder of a man over a decade ago – and a plot to cover up the crime.

Adam Tolwinski, 39, of Devonshire Street, was found guilty of murdering Dariusz Michalowski in 2011, preventing a legal burial and perverting the course of justice in covering up the crime.

At Leeds Crown Court, he and a second man – Ernest Weber, who was convicted of the same offences – were each sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 33 years.

A third man, Piotr Weber, was sentenced to six years for perverting the course of justice and preventing a legal burial.

Following years of police investigations, the trio was arrested and Dariusz's body discovered on land in Mixenden in December, 2020.

The trial heard that Ernest Weber and Tolwinski had gone to see the victim while under the influence of drink and drugs and beat, tortured and killed him.

Piotr Weber was made aware of what had happened and took a leading role in subsequent efforts to bury the body, and create a false trail for police to make it look as if Dariusz had disappeared.