Sex worker’s killer ‘stole her money to buy food and cannabis’

Sex worker Daria Pionko was killed just ten months after coming to Britain from Poland
Sex worker Daria Pionko was killed just ten months after coming to Britain from Poland

A lorry driver’s assistant who beat a sex worker to death in a managed red light area stole her money to buy takeaway food, cigarettes and cannabis, a jury has been told.

Lewis Pierre, 24, has admitted the manslaughter of Daria Pionko, whose battered body was found near Leeds city centre three days before Christmas last year.

But a jury was told that Pierre denied murdering the 21-year-old – a Polish national who came to the UK 10 months before she was killed.

Prosecutor Kama Melly QC said the victim’s friend and fellow prostitute, who

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