Cambridgeshire triple killer 'searched for more victims'

A court has heard how triple killer Joanna Dennehy was driven by a thirst for blood as she searched for more victims. The 31 year-old has admitted stabbing three men in the heart and dumping their bodies in ditches.

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Killer and alleged accomplice pictured on CCTV

CCTV of Dennehy and Stretch Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire killer Joanna Dennehy and one of her alleged accomplices were pictured walking hand in hand at the height of a nationwide manhunt.

In CCTV footage shown to jurors at Cambridge Crown Court, the 31-year-old and 7ft 3in Gary Stretch are seen walking casually through the Strensham service station off the M5 motorway, south of Worcester on April 2.

They later headed outside before driving to Hereford in a Vauxhall Astra.

Later that day, Dennehy randomly selected and repeatedly stabbed two strangers, Robin Bereza and John Rogers, as they walked their dogs in Hereford, the court has heard.

By that point Dennehy and Stretch were wanted by police following the discovery of the body of Kevin Lee near Peterborough the previous day.

A farmer discovered the bodies of Lucasz Slaboszewski and John Chapman in a ditch on April 3.

Dennehy, of Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, has admitted murdering Mr Slaboszewski, 31, Mr Chapman, 56, and Mr Lee, 48.

She has also admitted the attempted murders of Mr Bereza and Mr Rogers and preventing the lawful and decent burial of all three murder victims.

Stretch, real name Gary Richards, 47, of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, has denied three charges of preventing the lawful burial of all three men and two counts of attempted murder.

Layton, 36, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, has denied perverting the course of justice and two counts of preventing the lawful burial of the bodies of Mr Chapman and Mr Lee.

A third man, Robert Moore, 55, of Belvoir Way, Peterborough, has admitted assisting an offender and is also awaiting sentence.

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