Peterborough: Woman Charged With Murders

7 May 2013, 13:08 | Updated: 7 May 2013, 13:31

A woman has been charged with the murders of three men who were found dead near Peterborough.

Chief Crown Prosecutor for the CPS East of England, Grace Ononiwu said:"We have today advised Cambridgeshire Police that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Joanna Dennehy over the deaths of three men whose bodies were found in ditches in Cambridgeshire.

Miss Dennehy has this morning been charged with the murders of Kevin Lee, 48, and John Chapman, 56, on 29 March 2013; and the murder of Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, on 19 March 2013.

The body of Mr Lee was found in a ditch in Newborough, Cambridgeshire. 

The bodies of Mr Chapman and Mr Slaboszewski were found in a ditch in Thorney Dyke, Cambridgeshire.

The decision in this case was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

Joanna Dennehy will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on a date to be fixed. 

She now stands charged with very serious criminal offences and has the right to a fair trial. 

It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice the trial."

Leslie Layton, 36, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, has been charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the case. 

Robert Moore, 55, of Belvoir Way, Peterborough, has also been charged with assisting an offender in connection with the case.