Maresfield suspected murder victim formally identified

The body of a woman discovered at a house in Maresfield has been formally identified, according to Sussex Police.sussex-police-new-logo-nov-2017

They say 47-year-old Samantha Toms was found dead at her home in Field End about 7.30am on Thursday (July 5), and a murder investigation was launched.

Ralph Fairman, 50, a labourer, of no fixed address, was arrested on the A22 at Ashurst Wood, near East Grinstead, shortly afterwards and was remanded in custody.

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a charge of murder against Fairman, who is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Saturday, July 7).

Sussex Police say the defendant and the suspect had been in a relationship together, and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

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