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Tributes to woman found dead in Sussex

The family of a woman found dead in Sussex have paid tribute to a "fun-loving" daughter with a "zest for life".

The body of 47-year-old Carrie Izzard was discovered at her house in Herstmonceux on Monday.

A man has been arrested in connection with her murder.

Carrie Izzard's body was found at her house on Monday Credit: Sussex Police

"Carrie was a much-loved daughter, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed. Her fun-loving ways and zest for life will live on in our memories.

"Her passing in such tragic circumstances will leave a big hole in the lives of her family and those who knew her.

"The family requests privacy at this sad time."

– Carrie's family

Police want to trace man in connection with Herstmonceux assault

Officers want to talk to Daniel Clarke in connection with an assault in Herstmonceux Credit: Daniel Clarke

Sussex Police are appealing for help to find a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Herstmonceux on Thursday 28th January. The assault which left a man with superficial knife wounds to his lower back happened at around 4pm in Dacre Road. The victim was also hit in the stomach with a wheelbrace.

One and a half hours later the same victim was shot at by an air weapon at the same location - resulting in cuts to his nose and face.

Officers say Daniel Clarke, from Herstmonceux, may be able to help with their inquiries. He has links to Hailsham and Horam. The police believe he is still in the area. Have you seen him?

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Sussex Police by emailing via emailing or call 101 quoting serial 862 of 30/01.

Alternatively, people with information can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (


Stargazers look to Jupiter for Astronomy Week

As the darkness falls stargazers across our region are preparing for some amazing views of Jupiter tonight.

The largest planet in our Solar System is the focal point of National Astronomy Week and the telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux in Sussex are already pointing in its direction.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Sandra Voss, science director of the observatory, and Laurie Marsden, project co-ordinator of National Astronomy Week.

Includes pictures from NASA.