Missing man's family informed of body part discovery

The family of Neil Buchel have been informed of the discovery of a human leg in a lake in Dagenham although police said it was too early to confirm if the find is linked.

The 39-year-old went missing from Braintree Road, Dagenham, on March 13 and further enquiries by police raised suspicions around the circumstances of his disappearance.

Neil Buchel Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police said Mr Buchel was involved in an altercation with a group of males on the day of his disappearance.

He then returned with others to an address in Stansgate Road and has made no contact with family - including his estranged partner and two daughters - since.

Three men arrested in the murder investigation have previously been bailed.

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Fourth arrest over murder of Dagenham man

A fourth man has now been arrested in connection with the murder of Neil Buchel, whose body was recovered from a lake in Dagenham on April 1st.