Two men charged over homeless man Lea Williams murder

Two men have been charged with the murder of a homeless man near Hove seafront.

The body of Lea Williams, 45, was found with severe head and facial injuries near the pitch-and-putt course at Western Esplanade on 11 February.

Michael John Clark, 52, of Trafalgar Street, Brighton and Edward Phillips, 44, who has links to Brighton, have been charged with murder.

The pair are due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Monday 15 April.

Mr Williams died from severe injuries to his face and head caused by a heavy object, according to a post-mortem examination.

The 45-year-old had also suffered multiple fractures to his ribs.

Sussex Police said a 35-year-old woman from Worthing, who was arrested on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, had been bailed until 28 May pending further inquiries.

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