Two charged with manslaughter over 2021 death of Basildon man

Mick Ferris

Detectives investigating the 2021 death of a Basildon man have charged two people with manslaughter.

Forty-six year-old Terry Leeks was fatally assaulted in Northlands Park at around 1.30am on July 11, 2021.

Terry Leeks

Bailey Taylor, 20, of Craylands, Basildon and a 16 year-old boy were arrested yesterday on Thursday February 16 and charged with manslaughter and robbery.

They appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court today (Friday February 17) and are next due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on March 17.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about Tmr Leeks’s death.

A £20,000 reward is still in place by the independent charity Crimestoppers.

If you have any information you can contact Crimestoppers by phone on 0800 555 111 or via their website:

They don’t ask your name or any personal details, they don’t record your call and your number is never displayed.

Information can be reported directly to Essex Police by calling 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/136379/21.

You can report it online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Mick Ferris

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