Four Arrested In Sheppey Murder Investigation

Four Arrested In Sheppey Murder Investigation

Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Gary Pocock on the Isle of Sheppey.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate made a series of arrests earlier today (Tuesday 20th August) in connection with the murder investigation.

A 44-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from Manor Park in East London, together with a 20-year-old man from Benfleet in Essex and a 15-year-old boy from the Warden area of Sheppey, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. All four still remain in police custody.

Officers were called at just before 6.00am on Wednesday 7th August to Warden Bay Road in Leysdown after a body was found on the beach between Little Groves caravan site and Isle of Sheppey Holiday Village.

A post mortem examination concluded Mr Pocock, 34, of Dagenham in Essex, died of significant head injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with who may have any information, is being asked to speak to Kent Police by calling 101 quoting CAD 07-0167. or alternatively they can call Kent Crimestoppers, free (from any landline) and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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