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Murder of Terry LEEKS in Northlands Park, Basildon on Sunday 11th July 2021.

Appeal for information relating to the Murder in Northlands Park, Basildon

A reconstruction and appeal for information about the murder of Terry Leeks in Basildon will feature on Crimewatch Live this week.

Terry was 46 years-old when he was fatally assaulted in Northlands Park at around 1.30am on 11 July last year.

To date, 13 people have been arrested in connection with his murder with two 15 year-old boys and two men aged 17 and 19 currently released under investigation.

The other nine have been told they face no further action.

This Thursday (13 October) the case will feature on Crimewatch Live on BBC One at 10am.

The appeal will feature an interview with senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, a reconstruction of Terry’s last movements, and CCTV footage which are the last images of Terry alive.

Contact Information

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

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When information is passed to the police, it doesn’t contain any information which could identify you.

If you want to report information to us, you can do it 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.