Sussex

Man rearrested in Brighton empty house murder probe

Craig Palmer
Image caption Craig Palmer's body was found on the top floor of the four-storey building

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in an empty house in Brighton have rearrested a suspect.

Sussex Police said a 27-year-old man who was arrested and bailed last month had been rearrested on Friday on suspicion of murder.

Craig Palmer's body was found in a top-floor room of a four-storey house in Russell Square on 15 January.

Two men have already been charged with his murder and two other men, aged 27 and 37, have been arrested and bailed.

A post-mortem examination suggested that Mr Palmer, 33, died from head injuries.

No weapons are believed to have been used in the attack.

Mr Palmer was of no fixed address but had been living in the city for a number of years.

The building where he was found, a terraced property, had been vacant since last September when the owner died.

The two men who have been charged, Mike Zur, 28, and John Battams, 40, both of no fixed address, are due to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 8 April.

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