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Three more arrests over Dagenham murder

Police investigating the murder of a 25-year-old man in Dagenham have made three further arrests.The men were arrested at separate addresses across east London last night. All three have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Two men previously arrested in connection with the investigation have been bailed until July.Police were called at around 5.30am on Sunday to reports of someone stabbed outside The Beaver Centre on Selinas Lane in Dagenham.

Paramedics took the victim, a 25-year-old man, to an east London hospital, but he was pronounced dead at approximately later that morning. Officers are awaiting formal identification.

A post-mortem gave cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

81 firefighters called to Dagenham blaze

An entire workshop on Green Lane in Dagenham was destroyed in a fire during the small hours of this morning.

Twelve fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze at a workshop on Green Lane in Dagenham at around 2am. It took fours hours to bring it under control. Nearby flats were evacuated but no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Men due in court over body in lake

Three men are to appear in court today charged with murder after a man's dismembered body was found in a lake in Dagenham.

Scott Hunt, 41, Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowski, both 35, will also face a charge of perverting the course of justice at Redbridge Magistrates' Court in east London.

The charges relate to the death of 39-year-old Neill Buchel, who disappeared from Braintree Road, Dagenham, on March 13.

Mr Buchel was reported missing five days later when he failed to contact his two daughters. Police were called later when members of the public saw a leg floating in water at White Hart Lakes, also in Dagenham.

Fourth arrest over Neil Buchel murder

A fourth man has now been arrested over the murder of Neil Buchel in Dagenham.

Police were alerted to the murder after a human leg was found floating in White Hart Lakes on April 1st.

A 60 year old man was arrested this morning at his home in Eltham. Two 35 year old men and a 41 year old have also been re-arrested and are in police custody.

New appeal in Neil Buchel murder investigation

Police investigating the murder of Neil Buchel, whose body was recovered from a lake in Dagenham, have made a fresh appeal for information.

Police were called to White Hart Lakes on April 1 after a member of the public discovered a human leg floating in the water.

Police have released a new image of Neil Buchel. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A body was subsequently recovered from the lake and officers said they are confident it is that of Mr Buchel who has not been seen since March 13.

DCI Chris Jones, Homicide and Major Crime Command, said he was keen to hear from anyone who can build up a "fuller picture" of Neil Buchel's movements between March 13 and April 1.

"I would also reiterate appeals to anyone who has used the lakes recently if they have noticed anything unusual. In particular any local anglers who may have seen any suspicious activity or any new faces not usually present at the lakes,” he added.

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Police appeal after dismembered body lake discovery

Police have appealed for information after a dismembered body was found in a lake in east London.

Officers investigating a severed leg floating in White Hart Lakes in Dagenham have now recovered a complete body and believe it is the remains of 39-year-old Neil Buchel.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones said:

I would like to ask anybody who has used the lakes recently if they have noticed anything unusual.

In particular any local anglers who may have seen any suspicious activity or any new faces not usually present at the lakes.

Police believe leg found in lake belongs to missing man

Police investigating the discovery of a human leg in a lake have now recovered a whole body and believe them to belong to a missing 39-year-old man.

Neil Buchel was reported missing in March. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A complete body was removed from White Hart Lakes in Dagenham and detectives said they are confident the parts belong to Neil Buchel.

The severed leg was originally found by a member of the public on Wednesday.

Mr Buchel had not been seen since March 13 and police had described his disappearance as "out of character".

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Angler who discovered severed leg 'still in shock'

Police divers from marine support unit are continuing to search the lake in Dagenham where a severed human male leg was discovered.

One of the anglers who made the gruesome discovery at White Hart Lakes says he is "still in state of shock"

He described flipping it over with a stick before he realised what it was.

Detectives are stlll looking into the possibility that the severed limb may be linked to the disappearance of Neil Buchel.

Police appeal to fishermen after finding leg remains

Police have appealed to local anglers and fishermen for information following the discovery of a human leg in a lake in Dagenham.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

I would like to ask anybody who has used the lakes over recent weeks whether they have noticed any unusual or suspicious activity.

Have you seen anybody putting something into the water? Have you noticed anybody who you have not seen there before? Any information, no matter how trivial you may think it to be, could be crucial to establishing what happened and I would urge you to speak with my team.

Anyone with information have been urged to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or if you wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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