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Ilford man arrested for manslaughter after festival-goer Paul Wickerson struck and killed by multiple cars

PUBLISHED: 14:25 09 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:28 09 October 2013

Mr Wickerson had been visiting friends and family when he died (pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

Mr Wickerson had been visiting friends and family when he died (pic: Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

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An Ilford man is one of two arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after an Australian festival-goer was struck and killed by multiple cars in an Essex road.

Pedestrian Paul Wickerson, 32, died after colliding with as many as four vehicles in Lower Burnham Road, North Fambridge, at about 10.45pm on Saturday, August 31.

Mr Wickerson, from Sydney, had been visiting friends and relatives in Surrey, and had earlier that night been at the Brownstock music festival in Stow Maries.

Essex detectives now believe that he was evicted from the festival and was taken to North Fambridge shortly before the collision happened.

The 48-year-old from Ilford and a 32-year-old man from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, were arrested this week and have both been bailed until December 9, pending further enquiries.

Mr Wickerson’s family said he had “fulfilled many things in his life, displaying his vibrant personality at all times.”


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