Cambridgeshire

Hinchingbrooke Park death: Sam Mechelewski stabbed

CCTV image of Sam Mechelewski Image copyright Cambs Police
Image caption Murder victim Sam Mechelewski was seen in Sainsbury's in Huntingdon the night before his body was found

A man whose body was found in a park died as a result of a stab wound, police have said.

Sam Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon, was found dead in Hinchingbrooke Country Park on 1 February.

A post-mortem examination was carried out the following day and specialist police diving teams have searched a pond nearby for the weapon.

Cambridgeshire Police also released images of a black Audi A3 seen in the area on the evening of 31 January.

A man arrested on suspicion of Mr Mechelewski's murder has been released under investigation.

Image caption Specialist divers from the Metropolitan Police have searched for a weapon in a pond near to where the body was found

The Metropolitan Police divers have been searching a pond near woodlands and at the edge of the park.

Officers believe he was killed in a "targeted attack".

His body was found by a member of the public at about 13:00 GMT in a wooded area of the park.

Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Detectives want to know who was using the black Audi A3 and what they were doing in Huntingdon

Det Ch Insp Adam Gallop said: "We're appealing for anyone who has seen [the Audi A3] in the Huntingdon area to get in touch as a matter of urgency.

"It may have been parked by the side of the road."

Police arrested two people from the area on suspicion of murdering Mr Mechelewski.

A man in his 20s from Chatteris has been released under investigation.

A man from Brampton, also in his 20s, was released with no further action being taken against him.

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