Two men have been charged with false imprisonment and kidnap in connection with the death of a Brownstock festival-goer last year.

Australian Paul Wickerson, 32, was hit by a car after leaving the festival at Morris Farm, Stow Maries on August 31.

He was ejected from the festival and escorted off site by security staff at 10.21pm.

He was struck by a car and died at 10.45pm at Lower Burnham Road, Cold Norton.

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

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

A 36-year-old man from Southend, also arrested in connection with the incident has been released from bail without charge.