Three men arrested by Sussex Police after murder of 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 July 27, two men aged 20 and another man aged 22 were arrested by Sussex Police on suspicion of murder.

They currently remain in custody.

Gareth Hicks, Chief Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, 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.”

The man’s next of kin had been informed and would be supported by specialized officials, the police said.

Detectives are keen to identify and speak to anyone who may have observed unusual or suspicious behavior near Marlpit Lane from Friday evening (July 22) through Saturday morning (July 23).

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by phone on 101 and quote Operation Bridport.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to the police via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Three men arrested by Sussex Police after murder of man

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