COUNTY NEWS: Murder victim identified as partner charged with murder

The body of a woman discovered at a house in Maresfield has been formally identified by police as Samantha Toms.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 1:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:43 pm
Floral tributes left at the scene

Flowers were left outside the property as the community reacted to the incident.

According to Sussex Police, Ralph Fairman, 50, a labourer, of no fixed address, was arrested on the A22 at Ashurst Wood, near East Grinstead, shortly afterwards and was remanded in custody.

Police investigating after a woman's body was found in a house in Field End

The Crown Prosecution has since authorised a charge of murder against Fairman, who is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court today.

The defendant and the suspect had been in a relationship together, and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident, police said.

Floral tributes left at the scene