Thorney: Tributes Paid To Murder Victims

8 April 2013, 11:14 | Updated: 8 April 2013, 12:21

Tributes have been paid to two murdered men whose bodies were discovered in Thorney last week.

John Chapman (pictured top), 56, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, and Lukasz Slaboszewski (pictured middle), 31, from Peterborough, were discovered at Thorney Dyke by a member of the public on Wednesday 3rd April. Post mortems revealed the men died as a result of stab wounds.

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

John Chapman   
The family of Mr Chapman  have released the following statement:

"We are all so upset and shocked by the tragic loss of John."

"He was a loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle. He was much loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all his friends and family."

"We are struggling to come to terms with our loss and we ask that our family is left alone to grieve in private."

Lukasz Slaboszewski

Mr Slaboszewski's sister, Magda Skrzypczak said: "Lukasz was the joker in the family, always finding something to laugh about."

"His mum and dad are devastated by their loss and he also leaves two grieving sisters."

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Lee.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (April 10th).

Kevin Lee

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

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

A 30-year-old woman also arrested in Hereford has been detained under the Mental Health Act.