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A man is due at Lewes Crown Court, charged with killing a 45-year-old from Portugal.
Joao Esteves was found in Crawley at the weekend.
He had suffered serious head injuries and died later in hospital.
Daniel Palmer, who is 23-years-old and from the town, was charged with his murder on Wednesday evening.
A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Portuguese man in Crawley. Joao Esteves, 45, from the Lisbon area of Portugal, was found with serious head injuries at 3.25am on 19th January 2014 in an alleyway between Stephenson Way and Haslett Avenue East.
Daniel Palmer, of Maunsell Park, Station Hill, Crawley, has been charged with murder and remanded in custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning. Two men aged 33 and 48 and a 22-year-old woman, all from Crawley, have been released on bail while officers investigate.
He said they needed anyone who drove past the scene between 2.30am and 3.25am on Sunday to get in touch. Inspector Kelly added that people might think that what they knew was not relevant, but it could be vital to the investigation.
A Portuguese man who was killed in Crawley over the weekend, may have come to this country in search of a better life. Today, the Portuguese community in the town have spoken of their shock after the victim was found unconscious in an alleyway.
Three men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are still being questioned by police. Charlotte Wilkins sends this.