Littlehampton man named and charged with murder, two years after tent death

A Littlehampton man has been charged with murder two years after the incident happened, police said.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 5:37 pm

Christopher Cole, of Clun Road, Wick, was detained on Thursday, November 5.

He was charged with murdering Sarah Clayton at the Buckle caravan and camping site in Marine Parade, Seaford, on 13 May, 2018.

Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team launched a murder investigation after Sarah was sadly found dead in a tent at the site. Cole and the victim were known to each other, police said.

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The 30-year-old appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court the same day he was detained by police.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on November 9.

A police spokesman said: “If anyone has any information relevant to this investigation please report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Cobblestone.”