A POLISH car factory worker staying at a Highworth pub died following a series of separate incidents.

Deputy coroner Nigel Brookes told an inquest that 19-year-old Michal Zajac had been the victim of an assault - but was also found at the bottom of a flight of stairs and he fell out of bed.

He was unable to make any further findings on the cause of Mr Zajac's death.

In March last year Mr Zajac and his father, Andrzej, had come to Swindon to work at the Honda factory.

The teenager lived with his father and mother Danuta at a flat in Hilton, Derby, and had come to England in October.

Mr Zajac and his father were staying in a room above The Fishes pub, in Highworth.

The assault happened on Saturday, March 18 last year after Mr Zajac's first day at work.

He and his father spent that evening in the bar and the inquest heard that the teenager drank about six pints of lager and two Sambucas.

At about midnight Mr Zajac went to a nearby pizzeria for some food.

It was at this time he was assaulted and received a number of injuries.

He made his way back to the pub and was found by his father at the bottom of a flight of stairs.

Andrzej carried his son to the room and put him to bed, but he fell out twice during the night.

Andrzej grew increasing concerned about his son's health and called an ambulance.

He was taken to the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, before being transferred to the Oxford Radcliffe Infirmary.

Doctors told his father that the injuries to Mr Zajac's head would not have been caused by a fall down the stairs.

Despite surgery he failed to regain consciousness and he died on March 22, 2006.

Speaking to the Advertiser at the time, Andrzej said both he and his wife were heartbroken.

"We have lost our only child and the pain we feel inside is so big," he said, "It is a pain that will last a long time into the future.

"He had come to England for a better future and he loved this country and its people.

"His passion was computers and he wanted to become an IT technician."

The teenager's best friend Tomasz Urbano-wicz said that the family had no idea why anyone would want to hurt Mr Zajac.

Two men, both aged 18, from the Highworth area, were arrested and charged with common assault.

The case has not yet gone to court.