Update: Police launch investigation after man dies following disturbance in Spencers Croft

Crime / Mon 2nd May 2022 at 06:19pm

Update: November 2nd

All four arrested answered bail.

They have now been released under investigation.

Police enquiries continue.

What is Released Under Investigation?

People suspected of a crime may now be “released under investigation” instead of being given a bail date to return to the police station. This means you have been released from custody without charge and no obligation to return on bail to the police station for the offence for which you were questioned for. However, this means the investigation for this matter will continue.

There may be a need for an officer to speak to you again and you may even be arrested again. For certain matters, the police may contact you and make an appointment for you to go to the police station to have another interview.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the police should notify you of the outcome. This may be that you will receive a postal requisition or a summons to attend the Magistrates’ Court or a letter to say that no further action (NFA) will be taken in respect of the matter.

Update: September 27th:

All four people who have been arrested have been bailed to return on 1 November

Update: July 26th

All those arrested have been re-bailed to August 1st

Update: Sunday May 29th

 A 46-year-old man has been re-bailed until July 26th.

Update: Wednesday May 11th

A 46-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, has been bailed until 27 May. 

Update: Thursday May 5th

We asked Essex Police for an update on the arrests made following a disturbance in Spencers Croft following which a man died.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “A 26-year-old man has been bailed to May 19th.
“A teenager has been bailed to May 19th. A 43-year-old has been bailed until May 27th”.

We have yet to receive an update on a fourth person, a 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.


DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a man died in Harlow.

They were called at 9pm on Sunday 1 May following reports of a disturbance at Spencers Croft, Harlow.

Officers attended and found an injured man who was taken to hospital.

An ambulance was called after concerns for the welfare of a second man who, sadly, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have arrested three people – a 43-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a teenager – on suspicion of GBH and possession of drugs.

A fourth person, a 46-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

All four are currently in custody being questioned.

Leading the investigation, DCI Louise Metcalfe, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident in Spencers Croft.

“We would also like people to check their doorbell footage and dash cams to see if they have captured anything that may help the investigation.

“I would urge anyone with information to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”

If you have any information, you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Or call 101 and quote Operation Napier or incident 1165 of 1 May.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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