Tributes to Wickford man who died after incident outside Billericay nightclub

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Tributes have been paid to a man who died following reports of an assault outside a nightclub in Billericay.

Matthew Bion, 31, from Wickford, died of his injuries on Tuesday 27 August following a disturbance outside Reid’s in Laindon Road at around 1.15am on Sunday 18 August.

His family said: “Matthew, a father of two young children, was a kind and generous young man who was loved by everyone. 

“He was a real people person who enjoyed helping and caring for others and a room would light up when he entered.

His unfortunate and untimely death has left an enormous hole in the lives of his family and girlfriend, friends and work colleagues, but most importantly in those of his two small children.”

A post mortem examination on Monday 3 September recorded Matthew died as a result of head injuries.

A 26-year-old man from Basildon has been released under investigation and a 22-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of affray has been released without charge.

We are continue to appeal for witnesses, information and dash cam.

Please call our Dunmow Major Crime Team on 101 quoting crime reference 42/133853/19 or email


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