Basildon: Detectives make further appeal on Terry Leeks' birthday
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“Terry should have been celebrating his birthday with his family, but instead they’re grieving his death” – that’s from the detective leading the investigation into the murder of Terry Leeks.
Terry would have turned 47 today.
He died after being stabbed in Northlands Park on 11 July.
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of his murder and they are currently on bail.
Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, who’s leading the investigation, said:
“Terry should have been celebrating his birthday with his family, but instead they’re grieving his death.
“We’re making good progress with our investigation but I believe there are still people out there with information about what happened who haven’t come forward yet – either to us or anonymously to Crimestoppers.
“Do it for Terry and do it for his family.”
Paying tribute to Terry last week, his parents said:
“We’re devastated by Terry’s death and we desperately need anyone who knows what happened to him to come forwards.
“Terry was always very polite and kind-hearted, he would do anything for anyone.
“We miss him dearly and want those responsible brought to justice.
“So if you have any information about what happened, no matter how small you think it is, please, please, please come forward and report it.”
We have released CCTV footage of four people we want to identify who may be witnesses.
If you recognise any of the men pictured, or if you are one them, please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/136379/21.
You can also submit information to us through a special portal we’ve set up: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020121P78-PO1
Or you can report it online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers and you will stay 100 percent anonymous.
If you contact Crimestoppers they don’t ask your name or any personal details, they don’t record your call and your number is never displayed.
When information is passed to the police, it doesn’t contain any information which could identify you.