COUNTY NEWS: Murder victim named by police, family pays tribute

Police have identified the murder victim as David Bond, pictured. Image: Sussex Police
Police have identified the murder victim as David Bond, pictured. Image: Sussex Police

The family of the man murdered in Sussex has paid tribute to a ‘gentle giant’ after police identified him.

Sussex Police has now named the victim as 50-year-old David Bond of Osmonde Close, Worthing.

He was always happy, cheerful and he enjoyed life

Anne Manley-Rollings, David Bond’s mother

His mother Anne Manley-Rollings said: “He was always happy, cheerful and he enjoyed life.”

His step-father Sonny added: “He was a gentle giant, kind as well and he liked to help others.”

Police have said that house-to-house enquiries are continuing in the area and following information received, the search for the victim’s vehicle, a Ford Focus-derived van, HT02 HMA, is now focused on the Mitcham area of Surrey.

It was reported earlier that the man suspected of the murder had handed himself in to police.

Police have now announced that he is currently in hospital. Read the full report here.

Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the location of the van is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 (Sussex) quoting Operation Waterhouse.

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