Triple murder investigation after bodies found in north Cambs

The scene where two bodies were found

The scene where two bodies were found - Credit: Archant

THE discovery of two bodies in north Cambridgeshire on Wednesday is now being investigated alongside the murder of Kevin Lee.

Detectives have confirmed they are investigating the deaths of the two men, whose bodies were discovered at Thorney Dyke, as part of Operation Darcy.

Police were alerted at just before 11.30am yesterday by a member of public. One of the men was in his 30s and the other his 50s but they cannot be named at this time as formal identification has not taken place, a police spokesman said.

The area was cordoned off to investigate the deaths, which are now being treated as murder.

Post mortem examinations are due to take place tomorrow at Peterborough City Hospital.

Operation Darcy was launched following the discovery of Mr Lee’s body in a ditch in Newborough, near Peterborough, on Saturday morning (March 30).

He had last been seen at 2pm on Good Friday and was reported missing later that day. A post mortem examination revealed he had died as a result of stab wounds.

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A total of five people have now been arrested.

Detective Superintendent Jeff Hill said: “This inquiry is a priority for the force and we have a large team of detectives working on it.

“There will also be extra police officers out on patrol in the areas where the bodies were discovered. These events are naturally very concerning and local people are understandably shocked by what has happened.

“However, the deaths are being linked and treated as part of the same isolated incident over the Easter weekend.

“I would like to stress I believe there is no ongoing risk to the public.”