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A man has been charged with the murder of Terry Leeks in Basildon.
Terry, 46, was fatally assaulted in Northlands Park at around 1.30am on 11 July 2021.
Eighteen year-old Callum Taylor, of Craylands, Basildon was arrested on Monday night (20 February).
He appeared at Basildon Magistrates' Court today (Wednesday 22 February) where he was charged with murder and is next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Friday (24 February).
Two other people – Bailey Taylor, 20, of Craylands, Basildon, and a 16 year-old boy – were charged with manslaughter last week.
They are next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on 17 March.
We are continuing to appeal for information about Terry’s death.
A £20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Terry’s death is still in place by the independent charity Crimestoppers.
If you have any information you can contact Crimestoppers by phone on 0800 555 111 or via their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
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.
If you want to report information to us, you can do it by calling 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/136379/21.
We have also set up a special portal through which information can be reported.
You can report it online or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.