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Police charge woman over triple murder

Police close to the scene where the body was found Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has been charged with the murder of three men in Peterborough, the Crown Prosecution Service have said.

Joanna Dennehy, 30, has been charged in connections with the deaths of Lucasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48 and John Chapman, 56 in March.

The bodies of the three men were discovered in ditches on the outskirts of Peterborough.

Kevin Lee, 48, was found dead in a ditch in Newborough, Cambridgeshire, on March 30. A post-mortem examination found he died from stab wounds to the chest.

Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, and John Chapman, 56, were found at Thorney Dyke, Cambridgeshire, on April 3. They had both been stabbed.

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Appeal for help in triple Cambridgeshire murder

Lucasz Slaboszewski and John Chapman
Lucasz Slaboszewski and John Chapman Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police investigating the murders of two men whose bodies were discovered in Thorney are appealing for information.

John Chapman, 56, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, from Peterborough, were discovered at Thorney Dyke on Wednesday, April 3.

Post mortems revealed the men died as a result of stab wounds.

Their deaths are being linked to the murder of 48-year-old Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in Newborough on Saturday, March 30.

Officers are working to establish when the two men were last seen alive.

48-year-old Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in Newborough
48-year-old Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in Newborough Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Six people have so far been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Tributes paid to murdered men

Lukasz Slaboszewski Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
John Chapman Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

TRIBUTES have been paid to two murdered men whose bodies were discovered in Thorney last week.

John Chapman, 56, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, from Peterborough, were discovered at Thorney Dyke on Wednesday.

Kevin Lee Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

They died from stab wounds. Their deaths are being linked to the murder of 48-year-old Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in nearby Newborough on March 30.

The family of Mr Chapman have released the following statement:

"We are all so upset and shocked by the tragic loss of John.

"He was a loving brother, brother in law and uncle. He was much loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all his friends and family.

Mr Slaboszewski's sister, Magda Skrzypczak said: "Lukasz was the joker in the family, always finding something to laugh about.

"His mum and dad are devastated by their loss and he also leaves two grieving sisters."

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Lee.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (April 10).

Two men, aged 23 and 32, are currently on bail.

A 47-year-old man arrested in Hereford last week was questioned about the murders over the weekend.

A 30-year-old woman also arrested in Hereford has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Men died of stab wounds, post mortem reveals

A post mortem has been carried out on two men whose bodies were found at Thorney Dyke in Peterborough on Wednesday.

John Chapman, 56, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, both from the Peterborough area, died from stab wounds.

Their deaths are being treated as murder and are being linked to the murder of Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in Newborough on Saturday (March 30).

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Tributes paid to victims in triple murder investigation

by Matthew Hudson

A picture has begun to emerge of the victims and the thread of connections that lie at the heart of a triple murder investigation.

Police have named the two men whose bodies were found in a drainage dyke near Peterborough on Wednesday - and one of them turns out to have been a tenant of the first man to be found murdered.

He was Kevin Lee, a builder, landlord and former gangmaster who was stabbed to death. His body was found last Saturday. Police have been searching some of his properties and have spoken to a number of his tenants.

Police release picture of Thorney Dyke murder victim

John Chapman's body was found at Thorney Dyke

A picture of a murdered man whose body was found near Peterborough has been released by police.

John Chapman, 56, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, was discovered along with Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, from Peterborough, at Thorney Dyke on Wednesday (April 3).

The deaths are being treated as murder and are being linked to the murder of Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in Newborough on Saturday (March 30).

Police name victims in Cambridgeshire triple murder investigation

Two murdered men who were discovered at Thorney on Wednesday have been officially named by police.

The bodies of John Chapman, 56, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, from Peterborough, were discovered at Thorney Dyke by a member of the public.

Their deaths are being linked to the murder of Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in Newborough on Saturday (March 30).

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Lee.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Two men, aged 23 and 32, arrested over the weekend have been released on bail.

A 47-year-old man arrested in Hereford earlier this week remains in custody. A 30-year-old woman also arrested in Hereford has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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