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2 January 2011, 12:01

Detectives have charged a Romanian man over a murder at a plant nursery.

A farm worker has been charged with murdering a fellow Romanian whose body was found at a plant nursery on Boxing Day.

A post-mortem examination found Tasin Sugaip, 45, died from multiple stab wounds to his chest before he was found.

His body was discovered at a nursery in Batchmere, near Chichester, West Sussex, at 12.20am, a Sussex Police spokesman said.

Gheorghe Badea, 53, of Second Avenue, Batchmere, was charged by detectives and will appeared at Wortjing Magistrates' Court on Thursday. he was remanded in Custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday Jan 4th

Mr Sugaip was visiting the UK from his home in the eastern Romanian port city of Tulcea. His wife and 19-year-old daughter have flown in to help police inquiries and formally identify him.

The wife, Eugenia Sugaip and 19-year-old daughter, Sibel Sugaip, of deceased Tasin Sugaip have released the following tribute to him.

"Tasin was a hard working and professional man who came to England in order to try and provide a better life for his family in Romania.  My daughter and I would like to appeal to anyone who had contact with Tasin in the short time he was in England to contact the police and tell them anything that will help in finding out what happened to him. 

We, his family and our local community where Tasin had many friends are deeply shocked and heartbroken at the loss of a wonderful husband, father and colleague.  We have every confidence that Sussex Police are fully investigating the matter. We wish to thank all the police officers involved."