Search

Neill Buchel trial: Two found guilty of ‘Leg in the Lake’ murder

PUBLISHED: 10:02 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:53 30 March 2015

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

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

Archant

Two men have been found guilty of murdering dad-of-two Neill Buchel.

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. 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.

Chas Quye, 36, of Stansgate Road, Dagenham and Elvis Kwiatowski, 36, of Clopton Close, Royston, were found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday.

Buchel’s housemate, Scott “Gary” Hunt, 41, of Braintree Road, Dagenham, was cleared of murder 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, while Colin Bushaway, 61, of Gregory Close, Eltham, was cleared of the same charge.

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

Neill Buchel's dismembered body was found in White Hart Lakes in The Chase, Dagenham Neill Buchel's dismembered body was found in White Hart Lakes in The Chase, Dagenham

Quye and Kwiatokswi 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.

His left thigh was then found in White Hart Lakes in The Chase, Dagenham, on April 1.

Police recovered a further nine dismembered body parts in the lake two days later, with the torso wrapped in material – thought to be a curtain – and weighed down with stones.

A post-mortem declared multiple blunt-force injuries to the torso sustained on the night of March 13, likely to have been caused by stamping or kicking, as the cause of death – an examination revealing 25 rib fractures and a haemorrhaged pancreas.

Although he denied murder, Quye previously told the court how he chopped up the body with a handsaw and a Stanley blade alongside Kwiatkowski, having got the idea from Guy Ritchie gangster films.

The court also heard how the group, including Hunt, also frequently recorded themselves carrying out “pranks” inspired by TV stunt show Jackass that included putting chilli powder on their genitals, burning pubic hair and “inserting items” into the genital area.

The four men will face sentence on April 15.

Related articles

Latest Romford Stories

17 minutes ago

In an article from out ‘Year in Sport’ pullout, we preview the year ahead for Dagenham & Redbridge

08:00

In an article from our ‘Year in Sport’ pullout, the other teams in the Six Nations have their chances previewed

12 minutes ago

A man’s body has been found outside a block of flats this morning.

24 minutes ago

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

More than one in four children finishing primary school in Havering are obese, shocking new data has revealed.

Yesterday, 17:30

Crow Lane veteran reflects on 47-13 loss at home to third-placed side and the positives they can take from the display

Yesterday, 17:00

Dagenham & Redbridge forward Joe White is delighted to be given the chance to get some match fitness with his loan spell to Hendon.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Breaking News

12 minutes ago

A man’s body has been found outside a block of flats this morning.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now