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Lee Balkwell concrete mixer death: Family awarded £12,000

Lee Balkwellsource: BBC News
published: 30 January 2015

The family of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in Essex has been awarded £12,000 in compensation.

In 2002, Lee Balkwell, 33, was found trapped under the drum of the concrete mixer lorry with multiple injuries consistent with his being crushed.

His father Les Balkwell believes his son was murdered and has criticised the police investigation into the death.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made the £12,000 award “after considering all the evidence”.

Lee Balkwell was found dead in a lane, at South Ockendon, in July 2002. He had been cleaning out a cement mixer.

An inquest jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing through gross negligence.

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