Dagenham: Man Charged Over Beach Murder

A man from Dagenham is one five people who have been charged with murder after a man's body was found on a beach.

34-year-old Gary Pocock, from Dagenham, was discovered just before 6am on 7 August, when officers were called to Warden Bay Road, Leysdown, on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, police said.

The five people who have been charged are Christopher James Bones, 20, from Dagenham, Jamie West, 19, from Warden on the Isle of Sheppey, Matthew Terry, 20 and Mark Terry, 44, both from Ilford in London, and a 15-year-old, also from Warden on the Isle of Sheppey, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

All will appear at Medway Magistrates' Court in Chatham, Kent, this morning (Friday 23 August).

A post-mortem examination found that Mr Pocock died of significant head injuries.

Local News

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Club Classics with Mark Wright

7pm - 9pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Club Classics with Mark Wright

On TV: Karaoke Christmas!

7pm - 9pm

Watch heart TV

  • Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry

    20:36

    iTunes

  • East 17 Stay Another Day

    20:32

    iTunes

  • Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

    20:28

    iTunes

  • Michael Buble Baby It's Cold Outside

    20:22

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Essex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter