Clem Roberts Dagenham murder suspects including girl, 14, released on bail

Police were still collecting forensic evidence at the crime scene in Stanhope Road on Tuesday evenin

Police were still collecting forensic evidence at the crime scene in Stanhope Road on Tuesday evening. - Credit: Archant

Three people who were arrested on suspicion of beating a grandfather to death in Dagenham in a row over a set of keys have been released on bail.

Clem playing with grandson Corey Roberts and grandaughter Shannon Roberts

Clem playing with grandson Corey Roberts and grandaughter Shannon Roberts - Credit: Archant

Clem Roberts, 60, died on Monday afternoon after he was attacked in Stanhope Road.

Scotland Yard believe everyone involved in the incident knew each other, and said one line of enquiry was that a set of keys had been taken from his house in Valence Wood Road prior to the fight.

A 17-year-old boy, a 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl were all arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, and were released on bail last night until a date in early February, pending further enquiries.

A post-mortem was held yesterday at Queen’s Hospital Mortuary but was inconclusive, so further tests will be held.


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Clem, a former mechanic who lived in Valence Wood Road, left behind 14 grandchildren and six children, including eldest daughter Simone Roberts.

“I’m in shock, my dad has gone forever,” she told the Post.

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“My dad didn’t deserve to die this way.”

Did you know Clem? Leave a tribute by emailing zoah.hedges-stocks@archant.co.uk or call 020 8477 3981.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to call 020 8785 8244, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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