Gary Pocock murder: Fifth person arrested over beach death

Gary Pocock Gary Pocock was known to spend a lot of time on the Isle of Sheppey

A fifth person has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whose half-naked body was found on a beach.

A 19-year-old man from Warden on the Isle of Sheppey is being questioned about the death of Gary Pocock, 34.

His body was found just before 06:00 BST in Leysdown on Sheppey on 7 August.

Two men aged 44 and 20 from Manor Park, north London have also been arrested along with a man aged 20 from Benfleet, Essex and a boy aged 15 from Warden, Sheppey. All remain in custody.

Three other people arrested after Mr Pocock's body was found were released without charge.

A post mortem examination showed Mr Pocock, of Dagenham, east London died from significant head injuries.

His body, stripped from the waist down, was found between the Little Groves caravan site and Isle of Sheppey Holiday Village.

Police have said Mr Pocock was known to have spent a lot of time on the Isle of Sheppey.

Officers are still appealing for anyone with information about his death to come forward.

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