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Man charged with murder after couple found dead in Newhaven

NewsMan charged with murder after couple found dead in Newhaven

A man has been charged with the murder of a married couple in Newhaven, Sussex Police has confirmed. The bodies of a man, 33, and a woman, 30, were found after police were called to a house on Friday night.

Derek Martin, 64, also known as Derek Glenn, from Brighton, has been charged with two counts of murder and is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector 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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