Lancing: Murder Suspect Arrest

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a former military bomb disposal expert whose body has not been found has been questioned this week and released on bail until June.

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives investigating the disappearance of Lancing man Mark Manning.

The 49-year-old man who was detained on Tuesday (12 May) has been released on police bail until 25 June while enquiries continue.
The first man, a 38-year-old Worthing man who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Mark, last Wednesday (6 May) was previously released on bail until 25 June.

Mark, 54, of Brighton Road, was last seen on 19 April 2014 before his family reported him missing on 22 April. They said it was completely out of character for him to disappear.

Officers launched a murder investigation last June. A year on and despite extensive proof of life enquiries and searches, no one has reported hearing from or seeing Mark. His body has not been found.

Mr Manning is a former military bomb disposal expert and works for the Mines Advisory Group (Mag), a charity strongly supported by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, which removes landmines and other dangers in some of the world's poorest countries.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mark should ring police on 101 or email quoting Operation Light

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