BODY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE: Was body of man left in Stock country lane after he died?


POLICE believe a body found in a country lane in Stock may have been moved there after he died.

Officers launched a probe into the unexplained death of the man whose body was found in Stock Road at at 10.47am on, Sunday May 8.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We launched an investigation following the death of a man in Stock, aged in his 30s.

"Our officers were called to Stock Road by our colleagues from the ambulance service at 10.47am on, Sunday May 8. "Sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the body of the man being found.

"Following a Post Mortem examination, we are treating his death as unexplained but not suspicious.

"Our investigation is ongoing, and we are exploring the possibility that the man died elsewhere and that his body was transported to this location after his death.

"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen two men of Asian appearance between Saturday 7 May and 10.45am on Sunday 8 May."

The first is a man aged between 20 and 30, of around 5ft 6ins tall. He has dark hair, is of slim build and was wearing a black t-shirt, denim shorts, training shoes and a large puffer style jacket.

The second is a man aged in his mid-30s, who is around 5ft 6ins tall. He is of slim build with dark hair, and was wearing a black bomber jacket and grey jogging bottoms.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hughes said: “This is a fast paced and dynamic investigation, and my team is pursuing several lines of enquiry to establish how this man died.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who used Honeypot Lane between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

“This includes drivers, cyclists and walkers. If you travelled along Honeypot Lane and saw anything out of the ordinary, please get in touch with us.”

Honeypot Lane was closed for a short period of time yesterday, Monday 9 May, to allow us to carry out specialist investigative work. We would like to thank residents for their patience during this time.

If you have any information, you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 419 of May 8.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.