Published: 13:43, 22 June 2020
| Updated: 13:47, 22 June 2020
The family of a father-of-five at the centre of a murder investigation have made a plea for witnesses to come forward.
Police and paramedics arrived at the park near The Parade Fish Bar on Crayford Way and found him unresponsive.
He was taken to hospital by London's Air Ambulance, which landed in Hall Place, in a critical condition and died on Saturday afternoon with his family at his bed side.
Detective Chief Inspector Helen Rance from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are sure there are further witnesses who have not yet come forward.
“Wayne was assaulted in broad daylight in Cray Gardens and we are making progress with the investigation but there are still some details we need to establish. We are particularly interested in identifying a male and female who were in Cray Gardens on the Friday afternoon with a pet carrier, possibly containing a small dog “
Mr Hoskyns' wife said: “We beg you to please come forward if you have any information which may help police with their enquiries. This is an awful tragedy and we want to get justice for Wayne, a loving husband and daddy. Our hearts our breaking at this sad time.”
His mother said: “He was a much loved father, son brother and uncle. His family has been left devastated by this senseless crime and loss of a young life and we would implore anybody who saw anything or has any information whatsoever to please come forward.”
One woman who saw emergency services arrive said: "Sickening I just missed it but saw the police arriving from a distance as I was walking to Iceland on the high street.
"So sad for the family. RIEP for the man. This is not good for Crayford."
Another witness explained how there was around five police who were still at the scene last night when he drove past.
He said: "The park was ringed off by police as I went past on route to get a curry.
"It is shocking and so out of character for usually peaceful Crayford.
"I was told the paramedics got into an awaiting police car as the helicopter landed in a field around half a mile from the centre of town."
A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday. He has since been released with no further action. Inquiries continue.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4266 or via 101 quoting reference CAD 5028/19June. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police at the scene Video: UKNIP