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Golf club body murder suspect remains in custody

Stefan Welch
Image caption The burnt body of Mr Welch was found at the Dyke Golf Club on Saturday

Police have been given more time to question a man in connection with the death of Stefan Welch, whose burnt body was found on a golf course.

The body of Mr Welch, 37, who lived at a hostel in Oriental Place, Brighton, was found at the Dyke Golf Club on Saturday.

Detectives have been granted a further 36 hours to question a 21-year-old man arrested on Tuesday.

The order was granted at Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday evening.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Welch probably died from a blow to the head.

Detectives believe he was murdered elsewhere before being taken to the golf club on the South Downs and set alight.

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