Peterborough: Charge Following Three Deaths

4 June 2013, 10:55

A man has been charged in connection with the deaths of three men in Peterborough.

Chris McCann, head of the Complex Casework Unit in CPS East of England said: "I have advised Cambridgeshire Police to charge Leslie Paul Layton, 36, with an offence in connection with the deaths of three men in Cambridgeshire in March 2013.

Leslie Layton is charged with conspiracy to prevent the lawful and decent burial of a dead body between 27 March 2013 and 4 April 2013.

It is alleged that within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, without lawful excuse he conspired together with Gary Stretch and other persons to prevent the lawful and decent burial of the dead bodies of Kevin Lee and John Chapman.

Leslie Layton will appear before Peterborough Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 5 June 2013."

Mr Lee, Mr Chapman and Lukasz Slaboszewski were all found dead in Cambridgeshire. 

The body of Mr Lee was found in Newborough on March 30, while the bodies of Mr Chapman and Mr Slaboszewski were found in Thorney Dyke on April 3. 

Gary Stretch, 47, of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates' Court on Friday (31 May) charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of the dead body of Lukasz Slaboszewski between March 17 and April 4, and between March 27 and April 4 conspiring with Leslie Layton and other persons to prevent the lawful and decent burial of the dead bodies of Kevin Lee and John Chapman. 

Joanna Dennehy, 30, has been charged with three counts of murder, and Robert Moore, 55, of Belvoir Way, Welland, Peterborough, has been charged with assisting an offender. 

Dennehy has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder, while Stretch has been charged with assisting an offender in relation to an incident in Hereford on April 2. 

All four defendants are in custody.

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