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Dover 'murder' victim Piotr Lacheta, from Krakow, Poland, died from 'blunt force trauma'

A suspected murder victim suffered traumatic injuries to his head, face and neck.

Piotr Lacheta's body was found by a passer-by in Cowgate Cemetery, Dover, last Tuesday.

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An inquest into the 55-year-old's death opened today.

Assistant coroner Eileen Sproson read a post mortem report which revealed Mr Lacheta died from blunt force trauma to his head, face and neck.

Ms Sproson said: "Identification was by Mr Lacheta's girlfriend. Kent Police is in the process of confirming by his fingerprints."

Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate cordoned off part of the cemetery following the discovery of a body at around 7am.

Mr Lacheta was born in Krakow, Poland.

Two people have been charged in relation to the death.

Claire Lunn, 47 and Justin Burnett, 37, of no fixed address were both charged with murder on Thursday.

They appeared at Margate Magistrates Court on Friday and were remanded in custody for an an appearance at Maidstone Crown Court tomorrow.

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01303 289600 quoting reference 46/188461/19. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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