Man accused of murder to appear at crown court

A man charged with the murder of Samantha Toms, whose body was found at a house in Maresfield, is due to appear before Lewes Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday, July 10).

Police said Ralph Fairman, 50, a labourer, of no fixed address, appeared before Brighton Magistrates on Saturday. They also released the date for the Lewes Crown Court appearance.

Samantha Toms, 47, was found in her home at Field End at about 7.30am on Thursday, July 5. Police subsequently launched a murder investigation.

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