Mechanic Murder Suspect Released

Detectives investigating the murder of garage mechanic Gary Hampson have freed without a charge a woman, 66, they were questioning.


She was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Brighton Custody Suite, Hollingbury. The woman was released on Friday night but has to report back to the police on June 17th. Officers have carried out a forensic examination of her home.

Mr Hampson, 42, from Portslade disappeared four months ago but his body has not been found.

Police have extended their search into an area north of Cowfold along the A281 corridor to the Sussex/Surrey border.

Detective Chief Inspector Jeff Riley, who is heading the Sussex Police Major Crime Branch enquiry, said: "This is a very active investigation and my team and I are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry."

Detectives began a murder investigation after Mr Hampson's blood was discovered at the Brighton garage where he worked.

Daniel Alexander, 61, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody charged with Mr Hampson's murder.

A second man, Roy Bartup, 67, of Natal Road, Brighton, has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: James Merritt

1am - 6am

Text 'HEART' to 82122

James Merritt

On TV: Heart Xmas Is Here!

4am - 10am

Watch heart TV

  • Ariana Grande Santa Tell Me

    Now

    iTunes

  • Kelly Clarkson Underneath The Tree

    04:54

    iTunes

  • S Club 7 Never Had A Dream Come True

    04:50

    iTunes

  • East 17 Stay Another Day

    04:46

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart 102.4 and 103.5

Advertise Advertise in Sussex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter