UPDATE: Isle of Sheppey murder victim identified as Dagenham man Gary Pocock

Gary Pocock, from Dagenham, was found dead on a beach on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

Gary Pocock, from Dagenham, was found dead on a beach on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating a murder on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent have named the victim as 34-year-old Gary Pocock from Dagenham.

Forensic officers search the house of Gary Pocock in Lillechurch Road, Dagenham

Forensic officers search the house of Gary Pocock in Lillechurch Road, Dagenham - Credit: Archant

His body was discovered early on Wednesday morning on a beach and a post-mortem examination concluded that he died of severe head injuries.

Police are currently questioning a 29-year-old man from London who was arrested yesterday evening.

A 44-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman were arrested on Friday morning in connection with the murder but were later released from custody without charge.

Forensic officers searched a house in Lillechurch Road, Dagenham, where Mr Pocock lived, yesterday and police cordoned off the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 070167 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.