Murder probe switches to new scene after body parts discovered in park

Stuart Everett
-Credit: (Image: PA)


A murder investigation has switched to a new location following the discovery of body parts.

Stuart Everett, 67, is believed to have died at a house in Winton, Salford, at the end of March. A murder probe was triggered when parts of his body were found at Kersal Dale in the city on April 4. A search of a north Manchester park and woodland, Boggart Hole Clough, which started on May 16, led to the discovery of further body parts linked to the same inquiry. That scene was today closed down.

Now, as reported by the Manchester Evening News, Parr Fold Park in Walkden will be be locked down from until next Wednesday. Parts of Mr Everett's body have now been found in five different locations. Firstly a lower back, buttocks, and thigh were discovered at Kersal Dale in plain sight near a footpath, wrapped in cellophane.

Consequently body parts were found in Chesterfield Close, Winton; Blackleach Reservoir, Walkden, and Colliery Wood at Linnyshaw, and most recently Boggart Hole Clough, but police have not revealed the nature of them.

In a statement GMP said: "Since closing down the scene at Boggart Hole Clough, we have opened up another scene in Parr Fold Park in Worsley, Salford. Using CCTV trawls and speaking to members of the public, we have been able to build a fuller timeline of events that have led to the scene being opened."

Detective Superintendent Lewis Hughes of GMP’s Serious Crime Division and Senior Investigating Officer, said: “We have worked our way through a number of scenes, and this continues to be a big piece of work for us and the scale of this is unprecedented as we push forward with our investigation.

“Today, although we have closed our scene at Boggart Hole Clough, we will be opening another scene at Parr Fold Park in Worsley. This is also a well-used public space in Salford and we understand the disruption this may cause to those who live in the nearby area but we need to do this.

“We are working as efficiently as we can, but we need to search as thoroughly as possible for Stuart’s family so they can have the answers they need to process his death.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience and also their gratitude, as we have had a number of members of the public thanking officers for their work whilst we completed our searches at Boggart Hole Clough. We know that this is a public space that we had to close for a number of days but ultimately our searches are providing us with more evidence that we need to progress our investigation.”

Two men, Michal Jaroslaw Polchowski, 68, and Marcin Majerkiewicz, 42, both of Worsley Road, Eccles, have been charged with Stuart's murder. They have been remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Manchester Crown Court on July 18, when they are expected to enter a plea.

In a tribute issued last month, Stuart's family said: "He was a unique and endearing character who always put his family and many friends first. He loved his food, his garden, his music and a flutter on the horses; we have been overwhelmed with the messages of support and are thankful that so many people thought so much of him."

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