Chatteris man charged in connection with murder of 20-year-old Sam Mechelewski

A CCTV image of Sam Mechelewski hours before his death. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

A CCTV image of Sam Mechelewski hours before his death. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

A Chatteris man was one of two men charged tonight in connection with the death of 20-year-old Sam Mechelewski of Huntingdon.

Pictures of a house in Chatteris that was searched at the time of the incident

Pictures of a house in Chatteris that was searched at the time of the incident - Credit: Archant

Jordan Shepherd, 23, of Mayfly Close, Chatteris and Ashley White, 20, of West End, Brampton will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (June 13). White has also been charged with possession of cannabis.

A man in his late teens from Huntingdon who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder has released on bail until 10 July.

The body of Mr Mechelewski was found by a member of the public at about 1pm on February 1 in a wooded area of Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

A post mortem revealed that Mr Mechelewski died as a result of a stab wound.

Pictures of a house in Chatteris that was searched at the time of the incident

Pictures of a house in Chatteris that was searched at the time of the incident - Credit: Archant


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After his death Mr Mechelewski’s mother Grace Groom, said her son was “a very gentle child, very quiet”.

“He was never the leader, was always the follower - when his brother said let’s climb the apple tree, Sam would follow,” she said.

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“He was very loving, just like anybody else’s little boy.”

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