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Five people arrested in connection with investigation in to death of Lee Balkwell

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Lee Balkwell in Upminster in July 2002.



On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, a 43-year-old man from Upminster was arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter, perverting the course of justice and perjury while a 66-year-old man, a 63-year-old woman and a 49-year-old woman, all from Upminster, were also arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and perjury as was a 38-year-old Southend man.

The arrests were made by detectives working under the direction of Det Chief Supt Lee Catling from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate (SCD) who has been investigating the circumstances leading up to Mr Balkwell ’s death since August 2010.

All five people have been released on police bail until mid-January 2013 pending further enquiries.

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