Man charged over Crawley Portuguese death

Joao Esteves, was found unconscious in an alley on Sunday Joao Esteves, was found unconscious in an alley on Sunday

A 23-year-old man has been charged with killing a man from Portugal who was found unconscious in an alley in West Sussex.

Joao Esteves, 45, from Lisbon, was found with serious head injuries at 03:25 GMT on Sunday between Stephenson Way and Haslett Avenue East in Crawley.

Daniel Palmer, from Maunsell Park, Station Hill, Crawley has been charged with murder, Sussex Police said.

He is due to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court later.

Two men, aged 33 and 48, and a 22-year-old woman have been released on bail until 12 March.

Mr Esteves was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he died.

Police said the post-mortem examination indicated that he had been assaulted and had suffered head injuries.

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