BREAKING NEWS: Murder inquiry underway as Eastbourne man dies

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An Eastbourne man injured in an incident in Seaside Road last week has died.

A murder inquiry has now been launched by the Sussex Police Major Crime Branch.

A polcie spokesperson said, “Lee Molineau who suffered head injuries during an incident in Seaside Road, Eastbourne, has now sadly died and police are now treating the case as one of murder.”

Le, 46, of no fixed address, died in the Hurstwood Park neurological unit, Haywards Heath, last night (Tuesday) where he had been, in a critical condition, since the incident on the evening of Wednesday 24 July. Members of his family were at his bedside.

Police are are continuing to appeal for information, and have charged a woman with assaulting him.

Lee suffered a serious head injury following an altercation between him and two women in Seaside Road just before 11pm on Wednesday July 24.

It appears at this stage that an unknown man has intervened and assaulted the victim. He was last seen running off.

He is described as white, in his early 30s, of tanned complexion, 6’, and of stocky athletic build with short cropped hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and white footwear.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said, “We are currently following certain lines of enquiry and are still keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, as well as anyone else who has any other information about the incident.

“It is still not clear exactly what caused the altercation, or why the man intervened. We are still seeking the second woman, as well as the man whose description we have issued.”

If you can help please ring 101 quoting Operation Haldon or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.