Kent Police’s murder investigation into Dagenham case Gary Pocock continues

Gary Pocock, 34, from London, was found dead near a caravan site in Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey

Gary Pocock, 34, from London, was found dead near a caravan site in Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent on Wednesday morning. Picture: Kent Police - Credit: Archant

Police are still appealing for information following the murder of Gary Pocock.

The half-naked body of the 34-year-old, of Lillechurch Road, Dagenaham, was discovered two weeks ago in the early morning on a beach on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

Officers said he was the victim of a “vicious attack” and a post-mortem found he died of serious head injuries.

Two men and one woman, aged 44, 29 and 43 respectively, all from London, were arrested following his death but were all released without charge.

Police say they are now extending their enquiries beyond Kent and into east London.


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Friends and family of Gary gathered at the spot where he was found in Kent last week to lay flowers and release lanterns.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting CAT 070167 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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