Police activity as part of ongoing investigation in Pitsea

Mick Ferris

Police are carrying out searches around the area of the Dipple Medical Centre in Pitsea as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Madison Wright.

There will be a visible police presence in the area over today as specialist officers and staff carry out this work and they ask that they are given the room to do this.

Madison was last seen on the morning of July 22. Formal identification of a body found at Wat Tyler Country Park on July 30 is yet to be confirmed but officers are continuing to provide specialist support to Madison’s family.

Garry Bennett, 36, of Caister Drive, Pitsea, has been charged with murder and he is next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Friday September 23.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about Ms Wright’s disappearance and need anyone with any information, who they have not yet spoken with to get in contact.

A dedicated phone line has been set up and the number is: 020 7126 7612.

A special portal is also available through which information can be reported: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4201020122Q20-PO

You can submit a report on the website or by using th online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call 101.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/197308/22.

If you would prefer to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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Mick Ferris

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