Leysdown beach murder probe: Two people arrested

  • 9 August 2013
  • From the section Kent
Ring the victim was wearing
Image caption Kent Police released an image of a ring the victim was wearing in a bid to identify him

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whose badly beaten and partially naked body was found on a beach in Kent.

The man was found, stripped from the waist down, between the Little Groves caravan site and Isle of Sheppey Holiday Village, in Leysdown.

A 44-year-old man and 43-year-old woman, both from London, are currently in custody, Kent Police said.

The force has not yet identified the victim who is aged in his 30s or 40s.

A post-mortem examination showed he suffered "significant head injuries".

Det Ch Insp John Clayden said the victim had been subjected to a "vicious attack" that was clearly intended to kill him.

On Thursday, detectives released an image of a silver ring with a dragon design the man was wearing on his wedding finger in the hope that someone might recognise it.

They want to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything near the beach between 20:00 BST on Tuesday and 06:00 BST on Wednesday, when the body was found.

Officers have also been taking witness statements at the nearby holiday parks in a bid to find out more about the incident.

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