Cannabis Factory Death Man Named

10 January 2011, 13:22 | Updated: 10 January 2011, 14:11

A man whose body was found at a drugs factory in Essex has been identified - a month after he was discovered.

38-year-old Tran Duy Hai was a farmer back in Vietnam and it's thought he came into the UK in 2008.

He was identified through fingerprint records in Vietnam, where he has a wife and two children.

Police looking into a burglary at an old industrial unit in Redhills Road, South Woodham Ferrers, found Mr Tran's body on December 9, 2010.

Officers later found the unit was being used as a drugs factory and say, at the time of the break-in, around 6 thousand cannabis plants were growing.

A post mortem showed Mr Tran died from injuries he received after falling through a skylight in the roof. His death is being treated as murder.

Police hope that by releasing his picture they'll be able to find out more about him.

DCI Mark Hall is leading the investigation: "We need information about where Mr Tran lived, where he worked and who he socialised with during his time in the UK. We especially want to hear from anyone who knew him"

Detectives believe Mr Tran was one of several people living in the building and want to trace the others.

Officers have arrested two men in connection with the case.

One man is in police custody after being charged with burglary, while the second man has been arrested and released on bail.

Anyone with information should contact the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate’s Major Crime office at Brentwood on 0300 333 4444.