Six in court over in Lincolnshire canal body parts case
Six men have appeared in court charged over the death of a Grimsby man whose body parts were found in a canal.
Adam Vincent's leg was discovered by a passer-by at Tetney Lock, Lincolnshire, on 3 March. Further remains were found by police on 4 and 6 March.
Officers are continuing to search for more of the 33-year-old's remains.
The men have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and were remanded in custody by Grimsby magistrates.
They are Lee Griffiths, 42, Thomas Griffiths, 21 and Luke Griffiths, 19, all of Southfield Road, Grimsby, along with Andrew Lusher, 42, of Whelholme Road, Matthew Frow, 31, of Southfield Road and Mark Jackson, 26, of Wickenby Close.
They have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in that they did a series of acts, dismembered and concealed the body of Mr Vincent and disposed of evidence between 25 February and 9 March.
The men will appear again at Grimsby Crown Court on 19 March.
Police said the last reported sighting of Mr Vincent, formerly of Alexandra Road, Grimsby, was on Friday 11 February in the Scartho area of the town.
They are continuing searches for his remaining body parts, including his head.
Detectives said the body parts found so far had been disposed of in black bin liners.
They are appealing for members of the public between Grimsby, Whaltham and Tetney Lock to contact them if they find anything suspicious.
A 44-year-old man arrested in connection with the death has been released without charge.