Essex

Pitsea death: Third teen arrested over Vilson Meshi 'murder'

Vilson Meshi Image copyright Anthony Chooah
Image caption Vilson Meshi was discovered in a fire-damaged Audi A4 in a car park in Pitsea

Police investigating the murder of a man in Essex have arrested a third teenager.

Vilson Meshi's body was found in the back of his fire-damaged car in Pincey Mead, Basildon, nine months ago.

A 15-year-old boy from Enfield, London, was arrested on of suspicion of murder on Wednesday.

A girl, 18, from Pitsea and a boy, 15, from London, who were previously arrested on suspicion of murder, have been rebailed until 30 November.

The body of Mr Meshi, who used to lived in Pincey Mead but had moved to Glossop, Derbyshire, was discovered in the back of his grey Audi in a car park at 17:00 GMT on Saturday, 27 February.

Detectives say there was fire damage inside his vehicle and the 30-year-old's death is being treated as murder.

Image caption Vilson Meshi's body was found in his car in Basildon in February

A post mortem examination found he died from smoke inhalation.

Essex Police say the newly arrested 15-year-old is currently in custody awaiting questioning.

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