Four People Have Been Arrested In John Avers Murder Case
An autopsy revealed that John Avers had died of multiple injuries after the horrific hit and run last Sunday. A homicide investigation was opened after the car fled the scene.
Four people were arrested on Friday night after the Metropolitan Police and Kent Police stopped a vehicle on the A2 near Gravesend.
Suspect arrested for murder and is in custody. Two women were arrested on suspicion of assisting a criminal and have since been released under investigation. A second man, 58, suspect arrested yesterday in Southend-on-Sea for murder and remains in custody.
The emergency services rushed to the parking lot at around 11:40 pm last Sunday after John Avers was “deliberately” run over. Local residents say a burnt-out BMW was found nearby, but police have not confirmed whether he was involved in the killing.
Four people have been arrested after a man died when he was repeatedly run over by a car in an Iceland car park. John Avers was struck around five times at the supermarket in Dagenham in East London. pic.twitter.com/7Jxkxp9ps3
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Shahid Khattack, a manager from neighboring Iceland who returns to the scene, saw the victim lying in the parking lot after the attack.
The 32-year-old said: “I was about to leave the shop when I saw the paramedics and emergency services.
“They were still working with him, pumping his chest, doing CPR and trying to save him. It was shocking to see.”
Mr. Khattack added: “The people I spoke to who saw him said he was hit four or five times.” Another resident said he heard a man groan on the ground before seeing the car roll over him and then sit on him.
He added: “At first I was so shocked that I couldn’t tell what really happened, then it was reversed and he was hit on him again.