A DESPERATE plea for information has been issued by leading detectives, as police continue to hunt the killer of Terry Leeks.

Terry, 46, who was attacked in Northlands Park, Pitsea, in the early hours of July 11, died hours later in hospital.

The murder investigation into his death led to nine arrests made, all on suspicion of murder.

Six remain on bail, two have been released under investigation, and one has been told they face no further action.

As part of the investigation, officers have taken 350 witness statements, viewed 250 hours of CCTV footage, and seized 1,009 items of evidence.


Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “The investigation into Terry’s murder has been extensive and is continuing at pace.

"I believe there are still people in the community who know what happened but have not yet come forward.

“However, I still believe there are people in the community who know what happened who have yet to come forward.

“My team and I want justice for Terry’s family who have been left devastated by his death.

“So, I urge you – if you know something about his murder, no matter how small you believe it is, do the right thing and come forward to report it.

“If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to us then report it to Crimestoppers 100 percent anonymously.”

A spokesman for the force, added: "If you have any information you can report it to us by calling 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/136379/21.

"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 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."