Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a man at a music festival.

Paul Wickerson, 32, who lived in Australia was hit by a car near the Brownstock festival site at Stow Maries on August 31 last year.

Mr Wickerson died at about 10.45pm at Lower Burnham Road, Cold Norton.

Detectives have established that Mr Wickerson was ejected from the festival site and had been escorted from the site by security staff.

Gregory Maxwell 32, of Masefield Crescent, Romford and Brian Atkins, 49, of Gordon Road, Ilford, have both been charged with false imprisonment and kidnap.

They have been bailed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on August 13.