Police have launched a murder inquiry after the body of a man was found in a roadside ditch near the A16 in the north of Peterborough on Saturday morning.
The victim was reported missing on Good Friday and his estate car was found burnt-out near a farm at Yaxley that evening say officers.
A post-mortem examination has found he died from stab wounds.
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Inspectors were called to Sizzlers takeay in Hagley Road in Stourbridge following a complaint by a resident.
Police say that David Noakes' disappearance is incredibly out of character.
The victim, who lost a leg in the incident, said his injuries had been truly "life-changing" in a statement read out to court.