Sussex men charged with murder of 47-year-old man

THREE men have been charged with the murder of a 47-year-old man.

Police were called after a man was found seriously injured ashore in Marlpit Lane, Emsworth at 11.10am on Saturday 23 July.

He was flown to Southampton General Hospital in an ambulance but died on Monday July 25.

Investigators classified the circumstances of the man’s death as suspicious and initiated an investigation.

On Wednesday, the investigation led to the arrest of Joseph Butler (22), Tarin Hopkins (20) and Thomas Goldring (20).

Butler, Priors Leaze Lane, Hambrook, Hopkins, Common Road, Hambrook, and Goldring, Lockerley Road, Havant have since been charged with murder.

All three men have been remanded in custody and are due to appear in Crawley Magistrates’ Court on August 1.

The victim’s relatives will continue to be assisted by specialized officers, police said.

Meanwhile, detectives are urging anyone with information about the incident to report it online or call 911 and quote Operation Bridport.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report the incident online.

Gareth Hicks, Chief Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, previously said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“This has been a dynamic and rapidly progressing investigation and I would like to thank everyone who has reached out so far to help and support our investigations.

“As our investigation continues, there will continue to be an increased police presence in the area and I encourage anyone to speak to one of our officers if they have any concerns or information they think may assist our investigation.” Sussex men charged with murder of 47-year-old man

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