Ditch murders: Men due in court

Two men are due to appear in court in Cambridge today following the discovery of the bodies of three men near Peterborough and the attempted murder of two others.

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Trial of men accused of involvement in ditch murders due to begin

The jury in the trial of two men from Peterborough - who are accused in connection with the crimes of serial killer Joanna Dennehy - is due to be sworn in tomorrow.

Forty-seven-year-old Gary Richards, who is also known as Gary Stretch, of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay, has denied three charges of preventing the lawful burial of three men and the attempted murders of two others.

Leslie Layton, 37, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, has denied perverting the course of justice.

In November, Joanna Dennehy admitted three counts of murder linked to the case.

The bodies of three men were discovered in ditches in Cambridgeshire in March last year. All three had been stabbed.

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Men due in court following ditch murders

Police and forensic experts at the scene where two of the bodies were found
Police and forensic experts at the scene where two of the bodies were found Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men are due to appear in court in Cambridge today following the discovery of the bodies of three men near Peterborough and the attempted murder of two others.

Gary Stretch, who's 47, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and helping to dump the bodies of the three men. Leslie Layton, who's 37, is accused of perverting the course of justice.

The bodies of Kevin Lee, Lukasz Slaboszeski and John Chapman were found with multiple stab wounds last Spring.