West Thurrock death: Police name victim as Rainham woman Julie Hunt

PUBLISHED: 08:54 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:38 11 May 2018

A 47-year-old woman who died following an incident in West Thurrock on Friday, April 20, has been named by police.

Julie Hunt, 47, from Rainham, died of injuries sustained in an incident near the A1306 Arterial Road, West Thurrock, at around 8.30am.

Unemployed Florin Ion, 31, from Birmingham, was charged with murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday, April 24.

Senior investigating officer Det Supt Tracey Harman, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Our investigation has progressed with officers spending many hours taking witness statements, reviewing CCTV and dash cam footage and making enquiries in the local area. “However, there are still a number of people we would like to talk to and we are making attempts to locate up to six drivers who are key witnesses in this investigation.

“Dedicated family liaison officers are continuing to support Ms Hunt’s family during this investigation and I ask members of the community to respect their privacy during this difficult and distressing time.”

If you were driving along the A1306 Arterial Road at around 8.30am on Friday, April 20, and you have information, then call the Serious Crime Directorate on 101 quoting incident 228 of 20/04 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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