Peterborough ditch murder case: Inquest opened

Police at murder scene in Thorney
Image caption Police at Thorney Dyke where two bodies were discovered on 3 April

Three men whose bodies were found in ditches in Cambridgeshire were stabbed in the chest and neck, an inquest heard.

The coroner opened and adjourned the inquest into the deaths earlier.

Kevin Lee, 48, was found in a ditch in Newborough on 30 March. He died from stab wounds to the chest.

Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, was stabbed in the heart. John Chapman, 56, was stabbed in the neck and chest. They were found at Thorney Dyke on 3 April.

Det Insp Martin Brunning, who is leading the investigation for Cambridgeshire Police, said the force hoped to "bring clarity" to the case within the next 10 days.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder inquiry.

Robert Moore, 55, of Belvoir Way, Peterborough, has been charged with assisting an offender.

He will appear at Peterborough Crown Court on 22 April.

A 30-year-old woman remains in custody at Thorpe Wood police station.

A 36-year-old man appeared at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday, charged with perverting the course of justice.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at court again on 20 June.

A 47-year-old man arrested in Hereford has been released pending further inquiries.

Two men, aged 23 and 32, are currently on bail.

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