BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Murder man named locally

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THE 46-year-old man assaulted by teenagers in Hampden Park last night (Thursday) has died and been named locally as Chris Poole.

Police say the Hampden Park resident suffered serious head injuries after being punched and kicked following an altercation with a group of teenagers outside the Premier convenience store in the area of the Hydneye.

He was taken to the Eastbourne District General Hospital where he never regained consciousness.

A 13-year-old local boy, who was arrested earlier this afternoon (Friday), has now been arrested for murder, along with a 19-year-old local man. They are in custody currently helping police with their enquiries.