Cambridgeshire

Thorney Dyke ditch deaths: Tributes from families

Lukasz Slaboszewski
Image caption Lukasz Slaboszewski and John Chapman were found dead last week

The families of two men found dead from stab wounds in Cambridgeshire have paid tribute to them.

The bodies of Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, and John Chapman, 56, were found in a ditch at Thorney Dyke on Wednesday.

Mr Slaboszewski has been described as "the joker in the family", while Mr Chapman was said by his family to be "much loved".

The deaths have been linked to that of Kevin Lee, who was found with stab wounds in Newborough on 30 March.

All three men were from the Peterborough area.

'Devastated by loss'

In a statement released by Cambridgeshire Police, Mr Chapman's family said: "We are all so upset and shocked by the tragic loss of John.

"He was a loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

"He was much loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all his friends and family."

The statement added the family was "struggling to come to terms with our loss".

Mr Slaboszewski's sister, Magda Skrzypczak said: "Lukasz was the joker in the family, always finding something to laugh about.

"His mum and dad are devastated by their loss and he also leaves two grieving sisters."

Five people have been arrested in connection with Mr Lee's death.

A 36-year-old man charged with perverting the course of justice will appear at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday and two other men are on bail.

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