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South Ockendon murder: Police still looking for two men

Dilkes Park, South Ockendon Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim was attacked by two men Dilkes Park in South Ockendon

Police investigating the murder of a man who was killed in a "brazen assault" are still looking for two men who left in a car.

The victim has been named as 52-year-old George Cunningham from South Ockendon, Essex. He was assaulted near Dilkes Park in the area on 14 December.

Police say post-mortem tests found he had suffered a serious head injury.

A number of vehicles passed by during the assault, detectives said, including one with two men inside.

"Investigations into Mr Cunningham's death are progressing well and we have a number of lines of inquiry," said Det Insp Stuart Truss.

"We are still looking to trace two men who left the area in a silver or light-coloured vehicle.

"There were a number of vehicles that passed the scene at the time of the assault and I need anyone who has any dash-cam footage of the vehicle or the men to come forward."

At the time of Mr Cunningham's death, police said the killing was believed to have been a "targeted attack" and urged anyone with information to contact them or call Crimestoppers.

Their car was sliver or light in colour

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