Three murders in Peterborough

Police in Cambridgeshire are linking the murders of three men in the Peterborough area. One was found stabbed on Easter Saturday in Newborough and two more were found at nearby Thorney on Wednesday.

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  1. Matthew Hudson

Spiral of violence has left three people dead

A spiral of violence that has left three men dead in Cambridgeshire and two other people seriously injured in apparently random knife attacks more than a hundred miles apart.

Police are linking the murder of a man whose body was found in a Fenland ditch on Saturday with the killings of two others discovered on Wednesday and with two street stabbings in Hereford on Tuesday.

The latest bodies were found in a dyke close to the village of Thorney near Peterborough. Several arrests have been made.

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"No ongoing risk to public" say police after three murders

Extra police have been drafted in after three murders in the Peterborough area Credit: PA Wire

Cambridgeshire Police have drafted extra officers in to investigate the murders of three men in the Peterborough area.

Detectives are now linking the murder of Kevin Lee in Newborough on Easter Saturday with the discovery of two more bodies at nearby Thorney Duke on Wednesday.

Detective Superintendent Jeff Hill said: "This inquiry is a priority for the force and we have a large team of detectives working on it.

"There will also be extra police officers out on patrol in the areas where the bodies were discovered.

"These events are naturally very concerning and local people are understandably shocked by what has happened.

"However, the deaths are being linked and treated as part of the same isolated incident over the Easter weekend.

"I would like to stress I believe there is no ongoing risk to the public.

Detectives investigating murder of three men

The scene at Thorney near Peterborough where the bodies of two men were discovered on Wednesday Credit: ITV Anglia

Cambridgeshire Police are treated the deaths of three men found in the Peterborough area as murder.

Kevin Lee, 48, was found stabbed to death on Easter Saturday in the Newborough area. The bodies of two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 50s, were found at Thorney Dyke on Wednesday.

Detectives have now launched Operation Darcy to investigative all three murders.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the inquiry.

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Family tribute to man found dead in a ditch

Kevin Lee from Fletton was found dead on Easter Saturday Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The family of a man found dead in a ditch in Peterborough have paid tribute to him. Kevin Lee, 48, was found in a ditch near the A16 at Newborough over the Easter weekend. He was from the Fletton area of Peterborough.

The family issued a statement through Cambridgeshire Police:

"We are devastated by Kevin's death, he was a wonderful husband, father, loving brother and son.

"His naturally infectious personality touched everyone who knew him.

"He will be hugely missed by all his friends and family.

"We are struggling to come to terms with our tragic loss and we ask that we are left alone to grieve in private."

Police search the area close to where Kevin Lee was found dead over the Easter weekend Credit: ITV Anglia

Shock of bodies found close to pub

A landlord has been speaking of the shock of two bodies being found close to his pub near Peterborough.

The owner of the Dog in a Doublet pub at Thorney, John McGinn said: "Everyone's going to be shocked. It's not something you expected to happen because we're out of the way and there's nothing around here for miles."

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