Man murdered in hit and run in Essex has been named

A 41-year-old man who was murdered in a hit run incident in Essex has been named by Police.

Dean Clark died at the scene in The Street in Little Clacton, following the collision with a van at around 11pm last night (Friday 7 February).

It has been confirmed that Dean and the driver knew each other and a fight had broken out in the area prior to the collision. The van then made off from the scene.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow (Sunday 9 February).

A 41 year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Truss, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Our investigation into Dean’s death is in its early stages but we are making good progress and are building up a picture of what led up to it.”

“I can confirm that Dean and the man arrested knew each other and that no-one else was injured during the incident.”

“We have also located a vehicle which matches the description of the one involved.”

“My officers remain at the scene carrying out enquiries and you’re likely to see a police presence in the area for much of the rest of the day.”

“If you were in the area last night and saw something or have dash cam or CCTV footage I need you to contact my team.”

If you have any information that could help the murder investigation, please call 101 quoting incident 1341 of 7 February.

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