Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who had attended a music festival near South Woodham Ferrers.

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Paul Wickerson, 32, died after he was struck by a car about 20 minutes after leaving the Brownstock festival site at Stow Maries on Saturday, August 31.

A 29-year-old man from Shoeburyness has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and a 36-year-old man from Southend has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. They were arrested on Monday December 30 and have both been bailed until February 19 pending further enquiries.

Investigations have established that Mr Wickerson, who lived in Australia, left the festival site at Woodham Road at about 10.21pm. He died at about 10.45pm at Lower Burnham Road, Cold Norton, near the junction with Fambridge Road.

A 48-year-old man from Ilford and a 32-year-old man from Sawbridgeworth, Herts were arrested in October on suspicion of manslaughter.

They have been bailed until January 28 pending further enquiries.

Anyone who has information about events leading to Mr Wickerson’s death, and has not yet contacted police, should contact Dc Keith Sloggett at the Colchester MIT office on 101, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or email SCDappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk

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