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Polish Consul knew about child’s kidnapping. Rumours are circulating Polish diplomats were involved last month’s abduction of a 9-year-old girl from a Vestfold children’s home. Bizarrely, the Polish consul in Oslo has confessed that the notorious private investigator Krzysztof Rutkowski told him personally that he was planning to snatch the girl – yet he did not believe him. “He told me that he represented the girl's parents and would make a TV programme about the case. I informed him about Norwegian laws and regulations and child welfare in this country,” said Marek Pedzich, according to VG.

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Polish Consul knew about child’s kidnapping

Published on Friday, 8th July, 2011 at 13:04 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last Updated on 8th July 2011 at 13:19.

Rumours are circulating Polish diplomats were involved last month’s abduction of a 9-year-old girl from a Vestfold children’s home.

The Polish Embassy in Oslo (illus. ph.)
The Polish Embassy in Oslo (illus. ph.)
Photo: © 2010 Kjetil ReWikimedia Commons


Bizarrely, the Polish consul in Oslo has confessed that the notorious private investigator Krzysztof Rutkowski told him personally that he was planning to snatch the girl – yet he did not believe him.

“He told me that he represented the girl's parents and would make a TV programme about the case. I informed him about Norwegian laws and regulations and child welfare in this country,” said Marek Pedzich, according to VG.

He also claimed that the detective brought a TV camera crew to the embassy when he revealed his plans to kidnap the girl. The Polish consul admitted that he thought making a TV programme about the girl’s plight was “a good idea.”

Twelve days before her disappearance from Norway, courtesy of Mr Rutkowski, Adrianna Warchol, a worker at the Polish embassy, disagreed with Nikola (NN) being taken into custody by the authorities.

Ms Warchol wrote, “All members of this family are Polish citizens, not Norwegian. NN should have been in a Polish environment, together with Polish-speaking people. She has a big family in Poland who can take care of her in a good way. I personally know her mother is very loving and caring,” VG reports, Thursday.

The picture became much less clear after the detective helped Nikola make her dramatic escape from Norway, however. VG alleges that Adrianna Warchol said, “Officers from the child welfare [services] act like Hitler Youth.”

Further official denials followed from the Polish Ambassador, Wojciech Kolanczyk, who alleges he has “written evidence. All my officers have signed that they have not had anything to do with this campaign, and I believe them.”

The accusations and rebuttals have been flying between Polish diplomats and Norwegian authorities ever since.

Meanwhile, Norwegian police have decided to press charges against the girl’s biological parents.

Their lawyer, Simen Tveten, said recently, “I got a call from the police earlier today, who informed me charges have been issued against the girl's parents and the private investigator, and that the documents would eventually be submitted.”

Yet, in a bizarre twist, even the lawyer himself cannot contact the girl’s parents in Poland.

“I would recommend that they contact me, and I will continue to try to reach them.”

The Polish embassy has since apologised for Adrianna Warchol’s remarks comparing Norwegian social services to the Hitler Youth.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has also released an official statement.

“Although an employee at the embassy wrote a letter using wording we would not have chosen in a similar situation, this does not change the fact that the embassy has the right to intervene in matters relating to their citizens.”



Published on Friday, 8th July, 2011 at 13:04 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last updated on 8th July 2011 at 13:19.

This post has the following tags: polishgirlkidnapping, krzysztofrutkowski, norwegianchildwelfareservices.





  
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