Peterborough: Serial Killer's Sentencing To Begin

14 February 2014, 06:35 | Updated: 14 February 2014, 06:43

Peterborough serial killer Joanna Dennehy is due at Cambridge Crown Court later, as sentencing hearings start.

She admits killing three men, and trying to kill two others.

Dennehy, of Bifield, Peterborough, murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski on March 19 at Rolleston Garth, Peterborough. After stabbing the 31-year-old to death, his body was put in a green wheelie bin where it was kept before it was discovered dumped on farmland at Thorney Dyke on April 3.

The body of John Chapman, 57, was also found at the same time nearby. He had been stabbed to death on March 29 at Bifield, Peterborough.

Dennehy's third victim, and the first body to be found, was Kevin Lee, 49, from Fletton, who ran a lettings agency in Peterborough and was the landlord for the Bifield and Rolleston Garth properties.

Gary Stretch and Leslie Layton, also from Peterborough, who earlier this week were convicted of being her accomplices, will appear in court too.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Brunning, who led the investigation, said: "This has been one of the largest and most complex investigations in my 20 years' experience.

"Three men were brutally murdered in Peterborough and two men were stabbed in West Mercia - their killer and her willing accomplices have now been brought to justice.

"Joanne Dennehy is a sadistic 'serial killer' with a fearsome personality. She manipulated these men into doing things she wanted. I am relieved she is facing a substantial period of time behind bars."

55-year-old Robert Moore also from the city, who admits assisting an offender, is also due in court.