A MAN who died after being repeatedly run over by a car in a horror hit-and-run at an Iceland car park has been pictured.

John Avers, 47, was struck around five times by the car at the supermarket in Dagenham.

A post-mortem found John died from multiple injuries.

Police are still hunting for suspects following the hit-and-run horror last Sunday.

A murder probe has been launched but no arrests have been made.

Locals claim a burnt-out BMW was found nearby but police have not confirmed if this was involved in the killing.

Shahid Khattack, store manager at the nearby Iceland that backs on to the scene, saw the victim lying in the car park after the attack.

The 32-year-old said: "I was about to come out of the shop out the back when I saw the paramedics and emergency services.

"They were still working on him, pumping his chest, doing CPR, trying to save him. It was a shocking thing to see."


Mr Khattack added: "People I've spoken to who saw it said he was run over about four or five times."

Another resident claimed he heard a man groaning on the floor before seeing the car run him over, then reverse over him.

He added: "At first I was so shocked I couldn't tell what really happened, then it reversed and went 'bang' straight over him again."

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, from the Met’s Specialist Crime North team, said: “My thoughts are with John’s family at this very sad time.

“I and my officers believe John was deliberately harmed and we are treating this incident as a murder inquiry. We are using every available tactic to trace who was responsible for John’s death.

“I know that there were people in the area and I am asking them to tell us what they saw or heard. If you know anything at all about this horrible crime, please don’t keep it to yourself."

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