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Post mortem examination of bodies found in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Police is investigating three murders

A post mortem examination of two bodies found in Thorney Dyke near Peterborough will take place today. The bodies of two men were found on Wednesday. Their deaths are being treated as murder.

Cambridgeshire Police is linking the deaths to its investigation into the murder of Kevin Lee - a builder from Peterborough who was found stabbed to death on Easter Sunday - as well as two stabbings in Hereford.

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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.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson:

"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.

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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.

Cambridgeshire police linking three murders

Cambridgeshire Police are now linking the discovery of two bodies at Thorney near Peterborough with the murder of a 48-year-old man over the Easter weekend.

On Easter Saturday, Kevin Lee was found dead in a ditch nearby in the Newborough area of Peterborough.

Detectives say the deaths of all three men are being treated as murder.

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