Nationwide appeal after death at Essex music festival

Paul Wickerson who died after leaving last year's Brownstock Music Festival in Essex Photo: Essex Police

Detectives in Essex have issued a nationwide appeal for information about the death of a man who had attended the Brownstock music festival near South Woodham Ferrers in August last year.

Paul Wickerson, died after he was struck by a car twenty minutes after leaving the festival site on Saturday, August 31.

Investigations have established that Mr Wickerson, who lived in Australia, left the festival site at Woodham Road at about 10.21pm. He died at about 10.45pm when he was in collision with several cars at Lower Burnham Road, Cold Norton, near the junction with Fambridge Road.

Investigating officer DC Keith Sloggett, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said:

"We are seeking any information as to where Mr Wickerson was during his final hour. We believe that he was walking along the road wearing just a pair of shorts.” The investigation is also looking to gain information of how Mr Wickerson arrived at the location where he was involved in the collision which is approximately two-and-a-half miles from the festival.

In addition to that we are also keen to hear from anyone who was ejected from the festival that weekend.”

– Det Constable Keith Sloggett, Essex Police