I have been monitoring the tragic events at Oakwood Pond and Edmunds Tower in Harlow over recent weeks.
I have been made aware that a suspect has now been charged with the murder of local man, Phillip Lewis. Phillip’s family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and I extend my heartfelt condolences to all who knew him.
I would also like to pay tribute to Detective Superintendent Kirby, Chief Inspector Austin and their team of dedicated officers at Harlow Police for their tireless work to conclude this investigation quickly and professionally, minimising disruption and anxiety across the Harlow community.
I understand that the police will continue to be onsite at both Oakwood Pond and Edmunds Tower for the rest of this week whilst they conclude their investigation.
Please remember that if you have any information that may aid the police in their investigation, you can call the dedicated phone line on 0800 051 4526.