Two charged with murder over death of man hit by car in Dagenham

Two men have been charged with murder over the death of a man who was hit by a car in east London.

John Avers, 47, was found lying seriously injured in a car park off Whalebone Lane South, Dagenham, just before midnight on September 13.

Mr Avers died at the scene from multiple injuries, a post-mortem examination found.

Metropolitan Police detectives launched an investigation and announced on Friday that they were treating the incident as a murder enquiry.

Bobby Ternent, 31, Gary Ternent, 58, both of Movers Lane, Barking, have now been charged with murder.

The pair were due to appear in custody on Monday morning at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

Two women arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released under investigation.