Sussex murder victim named

A police cordon along will remain around the crime scene in Hove pitch and putt for the next few days whilst extensive forensic examinations continue following the murder of a man in his mid 40s.

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New picture of homeless murder victim released

Lee Williams' body was found on Monday Credit: Sussex Police

Detectives have released a second photo of Lee Williams, whose body was found next to the Hove pitch and putt on Monday 11 February, in a bid to jog people's memories and help build a picture of Lee's last movements within the city.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard who is leading the investigation said: "Lee regularly wore glasses as shown in this photograph which significantly changes his appearance. I'm hoping that by releasing this photo it may jog some people's memory.

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Murdered homeless man named by police

Sussex Police have named a homeless man who was found dead on the seafront in Hove on Monday 11th February.

A murder investigation is underway into the death of Lee Williams aged 45. A post mortem examination revealed he died from severe injuries to his face and head caused by a heavy object. His ribs also had multiple fractures.

Lee Williams' body was found on the Hove seafront Credit: Sussex Police

Mystery over homeless man's murder

Charity workers say they are deeply shocked by the brutal killing of a homeless man in Sussex. His body was found beside a golf course just off the seafront in Hove.

The murder victim, in his forties, was married with children. It is thought that he was beaten to death. Malcolm Shaw has the latest on the police investigation.

The interviewees are: Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard from Sussex Police, and Bec Davison from Crime Reduction Initiatives.

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Hove murder investigation continues

A police cordon remains in place this lunchtime, surrounding the scene where a man's body was discovered.

Extensive forensic examinations are being carried out at the Hove pitch and putt where he was found by homeless project workers on Monday.

Malcolm Shaw has more.

Investigations continue after homeless man murder

A police cordon along with scene guards will remain around the crime scene in Hove pitch and putt for the next few days whilst extensive forensic examinations continue following the murder of a man in his mid 40s.

The victim's body was discovered by homeless project workers at 8.30pm on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: "There was a large amount of items found in the arch where our victim was living. These items include food, drink and lots of bedding and clothing each of which have to be individually forensically examined.

"For this reason, the tents will remain in the pitch and putt course until the end of the week.

"Once again, I appreciate the cooperation and patience of the local residents and would encourage them to speak to our officers if they have any information or any concerns about what has happened."

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