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.


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

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