Westcliff: Man who died following assault named
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We are now in a position to release the identity of the man who died after being found injured in Westcliff last month.
Thirty-five year-old James Avis died after being assaulted in Hainault Avenue at around 10.35pm on Saturday 25 September.
Radu Ciobanu, 24, of Kings Chase, Witham was arrested shortly after the incident and has subsequently been charged with manslaughter.
He is next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on 26 October.
Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, who’s leading the investigation, said:
“We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident to contact us.
“If you were in Hainault Avenue on the evening of 25 September and saw or heard anything, or have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage, I need you to contact my team.
“Even if you think the information you have is insignificant, it could prove really important to the investigation.”
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 the crime reference number 42/209679/21.