Renewed appeal on third anniversary of fatal stabbing in Pitsea

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“Three years is too long to go without answers. Please, help give Dwayne’s family the justice they deserve” – that’s the message from the officer leading the investigation into the murder of Dwayne Forrester.

Dwayne was stabbed in the chest in the Little Garth area of Pitsea at around 8.45pm on July 7, 2018.

He was just 21.

Despite an extensive investigation which has seen officers take 400 statements, seize 820 exhibits, and view more than 180 hours of CCTV footage, his family still don’t have the answers to what happened to him.

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Six people have been arrested in connection with Dwayne’s murder and two of them – a 24 year-old man and a 25 year-old man – remain under investigation.

Detective Inspector Julie Gowen, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, is leading the investigation into Dwayne’s murder.

She said: “Dwayne’s family have gone through three years of pain. Three years of not knowing what happened to him.

“Three years of knowing someone, somewhere has the information which could be crucial to bringing his killer to justice.

“You could be the person who helps ease their agony. You could be the person who gives them closure.

“Dwayne was their baby boy, their little brother. Put yourself in their place – what if this was your brother, your son, your friend?

“If you don’t want to speak to us, then contact Crimestoppers. You can give information to them 100 percent anonymously.

“Three years is too long to go without answers. Please, help give Dwayne’s family the justice they deserve.”

If you have any information about Dwayne’s death you can submit it through a special online portal which has been set up:

If you have any information you can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote the crime reference number: 42/96528/18.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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