Could you be a key witness?
Detectives investigating the homicide of a man outside a
Southend bar have issued an urgent appeal to identify a number
of revellers who could be vital witnesses.
Photographs of ten people were released in the hope they would
come forward with information about the death of Reece Lamude
following a disturbance outside Churchills Bar in Tylers Avenue in
the early hours of Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Three of those people have now been traced and extensive
enquiries are continuing to trace the other people who were near to
the entrance of the bar between 2.15am and 3am.
were not in any way involved but they might hold vital information
about events that led to Mr Lamude's death.
DI Marina Ericson
DI Marina Ericson of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime
Directorate said: “We know from CCTV footage that the people
in the pictures were close by or may have been watching while a
disturbance was going on near the club doorway.
“These people were not in any way involved but they might hold
vital information about events that led to Mr Lamude’s death. For
the sake of his family we need to talk to these people and
establish exactly what happened.
"We are very pleased with the response so far and we have been
contacted by two women and a man who were outside the bar at the
time. We have made arrangements to interview them as soon as
"We are still hoping to hear from the seven other people who
were seen on CCTV outside the bar between 2.15 and 3am."
Anyone who recognises himself or herself, or knows the names of
those shown in the pictures is asked to contact the SCD
investigation team at Brentwood by email on email@example.com
or ring the police non-emergency number on 101 and leave contact
Four men were arrested in connection with the death and are
currently on police bail until November 16, 2011 pending
These four woman appear to be part of a group and were all wearing
similar pink workman style hats, denim skirts/shorts, boots and
is white and of slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a
casual style waist length jacket and dark trousers.
is white man and of slim build with short blond hair. He
was wearing a light blue jacket, dark colour jeans and casual
is believed to be the same as the one in the previous
woman is white and of slim build with blonde hair possibly in a
side ponytail. She was wearing a floaty dress with a round
neck and elbow length sleeves. This woman was later pictured with
the man above in the blue top.
is white and of slim-medium build with short dark hair. He was
wearing an orange polo style t-shirt, dark colour jeans which were
turned up at the bottoms and casual shoes.