Sussex

Murder investigation into Eastbourne fight death

  • 31 July 2013
  • From the section Sussex

A man who suffered head injuries during a fight in East Sussex has died in hospital, prompting a murder investigation.

Lee Molineau. 46, of no fixed address, was left in a critical condition following an altercation with two women in Seaside Road, Eastbourne on 24 July.

He was taken to Hurstwood Park neurological unit, Haywards Heath, but died on Wednesday.

A woman has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

'Loved by family'

Sussex Police believe a man intervened during the fight in Seaside Road and assaulted Mr Molineau before running off.

He was described as being white, in his early 30s, of tanned complexion, 6ft tall and of stocky athletic build.

Det Ch Insp Ian Pollard said: "We are currently following certain lines of inquiry and are still keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, as well as anyone else who has any other information about the incident.

"It is still not clear exactly what caused the altercation, or why the man intervened. We are still seeking the second woman, as well as the man whose description we have issued."

The family of Mr Molineau issued a statement through Sussex Police, which said: "Lee was a happy-go-lucky lovable rogue, loved by his family and friends.

"However, he had some demons in his past that took him down the wrong path."

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