Peterborough ditch deaths: Two deny charges at the Old Bailey

Lukasz Slaboszewski (l), John Chapman (c) and Kevin Lee (r) were found in ditches The bodies of Lukasz Slaboszewski (l), John Chapman (c) and Kevin Lee (r) were found in Cambridgeshire

Two men have denied charges connected to the deaths of three men whose bodies were found in Cambridgeshire ditches.

The bodies of Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56 were found in ditches 10 miles (16km) apart in Newborough and Thorney.

Leslie Layton, 36, and Robert Moore, 55, both from Peterborough, entered not guilty pleas at the Old Bailey.

The bodies of Mr Slaboszewski, Mr Lee and Mr Chapman were found in March and April. All three had been stabbed.

Mr Layton, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, denied attempting to pervert the course of justice and preventing the unlawful burial of Mr Lee and Mr Chapman.

Mr Moore, of Belvoir Way, Peterborough, denied perverting the course of justice by sheltering two other defendants in the case, Joanna Dennehy and Gary Stretch.

Ms Dennehy, 31, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, is charged with murdering the three victims.

She appeared via video link at the Old Bailey but did not enter a plea.

Gary Stretch, 47, of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough is charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of the three men.

He also appeared in court via video link but did not enter a plea.

All four defendants have been remanded in custody. They are due to go on trial on 14 January at Cambridge Crown Court.

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