Neill Buchel trial: Guilty pair face sentence for ‘Leg in the Lake’ murder

Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowsk were both found guilty of murder and conspiracy to pervert the course

Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowsk were both found guilty of murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. - Credit: Archant

The fate of the men who killed Neill Buchel before chopping up his body and dumping it in a lake will be decided today.

Scott Hunt (left) and Alan Quinn (top right) were both found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the cou

Scott Hunt (left) and Alan Quinn (top right) were both found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Bradley Andison, (bottom right) had previously pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. - Credit: Archant

Chas Quye, 36, of Stansgate Road, Dagenham, and Elvis Kwiatkowski, 36, of Clopton Close, Royston, were found guilty of murdering the father-of-two last month and will be sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Buchel’s housemate Scott “Gary” Hunt, 41, of Braintree Road, Dagenham, was cleared of murder on Friday, March 27, but found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Alan Quin, 28, of Lynette Road, Dagenham, changed his not guilty plea to perverting the course of justice to guilty on February 2, and also faces sentence alongside Hunt.

Bradley Andison, 47, of Villa Road, Rochester, had previously pleaded guilty on Tuesday, December 2 2014, to perverting the course of justice.


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Quye and Kwiatkowski were also found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

South African Buchel was last seen alive on March 13 2014, when a group including Kwiatowski, Quye and Quinn, had been drinking in Quye’s flat.

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His left thigh was then found in White Hart Lakes in The Chase, Dagenham, on April 1, before police recovered a further nine dismembered body parts two days later.

Check back here later today to read the full sentence as it is announced.

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