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Sentencing due in lake body murder

Two men are due to be sentenced today following the murder of man in East London.

The remains of 39-year-old Neill Buchel were discovered in White Hart Lakes in Dagenham in April 2014.

Local fisherman believed they had spotted a large dead fish floating in the water, which turned out to be Mr Buchel's thigh.

His torso had been wrapped in a duvet and a curtain and weighed down with stones.

Nine more pieces of his body were later recovered from the water.

Chas Quye, 36, and Elvis Kwiatkowski, 35, are due to be sentenced for murder at Blackfriars Crown Court.


Police hunt man who punched female shopkeeper

Police are hunting a man who punched a female shopkeeper in the face leaving her with a black eye and cuts.

It happened at 5.30pm this evening in Dagenham. The man argued with the 41-year-old woman outside her convenience store on Broad Street. He came back shortly afterwards and hit her.

An ambulance was called but the woman was not taken to hospital. The man is described as dark skinned, about 5ft 8in, thin, with short dark hair, a beard and a local accent. Detectives are asking anyone who knows anything about the attack to call Dagenham CID on 020 3276 1096.

Police appeal for missing Dagenham woman

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 24-year-old woman from Dagenham.

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Adenike-Omolara Akinpetide was last seen yesterday morning at her home address on Reede Road, Dagenham. She said she was going to a hairdressers in The Heathway, but didn't turn up.

Police described Adenike-Omolara as of slim build and approximately 5ft 11 inches tall. She was last seen wearing a black padded coat with blue hem, a black blouse and dark grey close fitting trousers.

Anyone who has seen Adenike-Omolara, or knows of her whereabouts, is asked to call Barking and Dagenham police on 101 and quote reference 14MIS045781.

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.


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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