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Turkish Man Found Dead At Rynek Strip Club

The man who tragically died at a strip club on Wrocław's market square over the long weekend has been identified as a 35-year-old Turkish citizen.

The tragic incident occurred at Candy Club in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

Gazeta Wrocławska reports that the man worked in the Czech Republic and was visiting Wrocław over the Easter weekend. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the man was accompanied by his cousin from Azerbaijan during the trip.

The cause of death will be known on Friday after the autopsy, however the possibility of any violence being a factor seems to have been ruled out. It is said that there were no signs of any injuries or beatings on the man's body. Gazeta Wyborcza have suggested that a spiked or poisoned drink may have been cause, but this is purely speculation at this point.

To aid with their investigations, police have seized Candy Club's alcohol and taken all CCTV footage available.

According to Gazeta Wyborcza, Candy Club's alcohol licence only permits the sale of alcohol on its premises for private parties. This is precicely why the strip club have a "private party – invitation only" notice on their door. However the local newspaper claims that Candy Club's doors are pretty much open to everyone on a regular basis, and that the notice is just a way to get round the restrictions of the licence they hold.

Wyborcza also claim that Candy Club has connections to controversial strip club Cocomo. The newspaper state that the Rynek premises is being leased to Candy Club by the company Electronic System, whose CEO Piotr Hawryła owns several companies. The president of one of those firms is said to be Jan Szybawski, the founder of Cocomo.

For those unaware of Cocomo's history, the company had a reputation for spiking customers' drinks in order to get them to make ridiculously high card payments. In 2014, a man trying to get into Princess strip club (owned by the same people as Cocomo) was also killed when a bouncer's heavy handed punch did more damage than intended.

About Gregor Gowans

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The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.