Nationwide appeal over Brownstock death

Paul Wickerson

Paul Wickerson

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POLICE investigating the death of a festivalgoer have spread their appeals for information nationally.

At about 10.45pm on August 31, Paul Wickerson was struck by several cars in Lower Burnham Road, Cold Norton, near the junction with Fambridge Road shortly after leaving Brownstock in Stow Maries.

Four men have already been arrested in connection with incident.

However, police are still trying to find out more detail about the events leading to the death of the 32-year-old Australian.

In an attempt to find out more information, their appeals have now been sent out nationwide.

DC Keith Sloggett, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "We are seeking any information as to where Mr Wickerson was during his final hour.

"We believe that he was walking along the road wearing just a pair of shorts.

"The investigation is also looking to gain information about how Mr Wickerson arrived at the location where he was involved in the collision which is approximately two-and-a-half miles from the festival.

"In addition to that we are also keen to hear from anyone that was ejected from the festival that weekend."

A 48-year-old man from Ilford, east London, and a 32-year-old man from Sawbridgeworth, Herts, were arrested in October on suspicion of manslaughter and have been bailed until February 19 pending further enquiries.

Alongside these arrests, a 29-year-old man from Shoeburyness was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and a 36-year-old man from Southend was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

They were arrested on Monday December 30 and have also been bailed until February 19 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Sloggett at the Colchester MIT office on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Alternatively, witnesses can email SCDappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk.

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