Thorney: Did You See Murdered Pair?

11 April 2013, 10:49 | Updated: 11 April 2013, 11:00

Detectives investigating the murders of two men in Thorney are appealing for help to track their last known movements.

John Chapman, 56, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, and Lukasz Slaboszewski, 31, from Peterborough, were discovered at Thorney Dyke by a member of the public on Wednesday 3rd April. Post mortem examinations revealed the men died of stab wounds.

Their deaths are being linked to the murder of 48-year-old Kevin Lee whose body was discovered in Newborough on Saturday 30th March.

Officers are trying to work out when the two men were last seen alive.

Detective Inspector Martin Brunning, who is leading the investigation said: "Obviously we know when the bodies were found but we are still trying to build a picture of when both men went missing, and as importantly, when they were placed in Thorney Dyke. Those two lines of enquiry are critical."

"I would urge people to look at their photographs and try to remember if they have seen them in the city over the past few weeks."

 Lukasz Slaboszewski John Chapman

"Lucasz Slaboszewski (pictured left) had been living around the Lincoln Road area so people may have seen him in shops or within the community, do you know him? When did you last see him? I'm particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw him after March 19th"

"John Chapman (pictured right) lived in Orton Goldhay and would often be seen in the Bifield area. Our last sighting so far was on March 29, so if anyone has seen him since that date, please call police."

"Any information could prove vital in helping us piece together their last movements."

Six people have so far been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Leslie Layton, 36, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, has been charged with perverting the course of justice and appeared at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday).

A 30-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man remain in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Two men, aged 23 and 32, are currently on bail.

A 47-year-old man arrested in Hereford last week was also questioned about the murders over the weekend.

Anyone with any information should call the Major Crime Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.