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Neill Buchel murder: Two jailed for life for body parts in lake

Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowski Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowski were given life sentences for the murder

Two men have been given life sentences for the murder of a man whose body parts were found in a lake in east London.

Chas Quye, of Dagenham, and Elvis Kwiatkowski, of Royston, Hertfordshire, were both found guilty of the murder of 39-year-old Neill Buchel.

The father-of-two's body parts were found over several days on 1 April last year in White Hart Lakes in Dagenham.

Quye and Kwiatkowski, both 36, were sentenced to 21 years.

The pair were also found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

'Completely devastated'

Scott Hunt, 42, and Alan Quinn, 28, both from Dagenham, and Bradley Andison, 47, of Rochester, Kent, were also found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

A sixth man, Colin Bushaway, 61 of Eltham, south London, was acquitted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The victim had last been seen alive on the evening of 13 March 2014 when he was with the men at Quye's flat.

While there, Mr Buchel, who was staying at Hunt's flat at the time of his death, was brutally assaulted and died from his injuries.

Det Ch Insp Chris Jones, said: "Neill Buchel was murdered at the hands of people he trusted and believed were his friends.

"His death and subsequent treatment of his body have left all who knew him completely devastated."

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