Newhaven: Man charged with couple’s murder after bodies foundon June 11, 2023 at 7:13 am

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Derek Martin, 64, also known as Derek Glenn, of Brighton, is charged with two counts of murder.

Police at scene of Newhaven murderImage source, Eddie Mitchell

A man has been charged with the murder of a married couple in East Sussex, police have confirmed.

The bodies of a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were discovered after police were called to a house in Lewes Road, in Newhaven, on Friday night.

Derek Martin, 64, also known as Derek Glenn, of Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, has been charged with two counts of murder.

He is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Police at scene of Newhaven murder

Image source, Eddie Mitchell

Det Ch Insp Kimball Edey, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of the two victims at this extremely difficult time.

“While our work to establish the exact circumstances of what happened are ongoing, we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the matter.

“I’d like to thank the public for their understanding and remind them not to speculate or comment on anything which could jeopardise our investigation in the meantime.”

The victims’ next of kin have been informed.

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