FOUR men have been charged in connection with the death of Trevor Cowan in Grays.
Mr Cowan, 35, was taken ill at an address in Parsonage Road on Thursday, April 18 and, sadly, later died in hospital.
Our investigations have established Mr Cowan had been assaulted on the evening of April 12.
Five men were arrested in connection with his death during warrants in Grays, Tilbury, and Dagenham yesterday.
Jamie Dowman, 34, of Raphael Avenue, Tilbury, Jamie Sheppard, 29, of Rainham Road South, Dagenham, Alfie Livett, 20, of Leighton Gardens, Tilbury, and Harry Millington, 27, of Salisbury Road, Grays have been charged with manslaughter, two counts of assault by beating, aggravated burglary, and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
They are all due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, May 29).
A fifth man arrested remains in custody.