Cambridgeshire

Joanna Dennehy alleged accomplices trial jury sent home

Lukasz Slaboszewski (l), John Chapman (c) and Kevin Lee (r) were found in ditches
Image caption The bodies of (L-R) Lukasz Slaboszewski, John Chapman and Kevin Lee were found in Cambridgeshire

The jury in the case of two men accused of helping triple killer Joanna Dennehy has been sent home for the evening.

Dennehy, 31, murdered three men and dumped their bodies, before trying to kill two others.

Gary Stretch, 47, and 36-year-old Leslie Layton are on trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

Mr Stretch denies two counts of attempted murder while Mr Layton denies perverting the course of justice.

The jury retired to consider its verdicts on Tuesday and it will reconvene on Monday.

Mr Stretch, of Riseholme, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, also denies preventing the lawful burial of three men.

Mr Layton, of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, faces two counts of preventing the lawful burial of the bodies of Mr Chapman and Mr Lee.

Directing the jurors, Mr Justice Spencer said that if they believed the defendants were in fear of being killed they could claim they were acting under duress, and should be found not guilty.

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