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Murder hunt following discovery of body of 20-year-old in country park

PUBLISHED: 11:21 04 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:01 05 February 2018

Sam Mechelewski was found in Cambridgeshire. (PIC: DENISE BRADLEY)

Sam Mechelewski was found in Cambridgeshire. (PIC: DENISE BRADLEY)

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A murder hunt is on the way following the discovery of the body of a 20-year-old man at a Cambridgeshire country park.

Murder victim Sam Mechelewski, 20, from HuntingdonMurder victim Sam Mechelewski, 20, from Huntingdon

The victim has been named as Sam Mechelewski, and although of no fixed abode had recently been living in the Huntingdon area.

In a statement, Sam’s family said: “The last 24 hours have been the worst of our lives. Sam will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

“Sam was no angel, but his life should not have ended this way. If anyone has information please contact the police.

“We have no forgiveness for the person who has done this, but you are also someone’s child. I urge you to come forward and take responsibility for your actions.”

At about 1.40pm on Thursday (February 1) Sam’s body was found by a member of the public in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

A post mortem was conducted Friday evening but no further details are available at this stage.

Police are conducting searches close to the scene and house to house enquiries in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Gallop said: “We believe this was a targeted attack that has sadly resulted in the death of a young man.

“We’re slowly piecing together Sam’s movements from 8pm onwards on Wednesday (January 31).

“I appeal to anyone who knows Sam and saw him that evening, or anyone who was in the park and noticed anything suspicious, to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting CC-01022018-0198 or visit

the public portal here
. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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