Fourth person charged over kidnap and murder of man found dead in Essex

A fourth person has been charged with the murder of a man who was found dead near an industrial estate in Essex.

Junior Kettle, 31, has been charged with the murder of Koray Alpergin, 43, on October 15.

He joins Erdogan Ulcay, 55; Ali Kavak, 25; and a 17-year-old boy who have already been charged with the murder.

The four have also been charged with the kidnap of a woman. Kettle alone has been charged with a second count of kidnap.

The body of Mr Alpergin was discovered near to Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate in Loughton at about 11.55am on October 15.

The Metropolitan Police had been working to locate Koray and a 33-year-old woman prior to the discovery by Essex Police. The woman was unharmed.

Police received the report at about 1.50pm on October 14 that the pair, who were known to each other, were missing from an address in Ebony Crescent, Enfield, east London and had not been seen since the night before.

The Met said a post-mortem examination carried out on Monday found Mr Alpergin died from severe trauma, while further forensic tests are taking place.

Kettle of Kingsdown road, Islington; Ulcay, of Camden, north London; Kavak, of Tottenham, also in north London; and the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at the Old Bailey on January 6 of next year.

A fourth man, 55, was bailed pending further inquiries until mid-November.