Eastbourne murder update

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A fresh appeal has been launched in the investigation in to the murder of Eastbourne woman Emma Crowhurst.

Emma, 36, of Albion Road was found on the pavement in Chawbrook Road, Eastbourne, at the junction with Dudley Road and Havelock Road, near her home address, just before midnight on Sunday 26 April, with a serious head injury.

She was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital and was transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital. She died on May 11 and a post mortem examination found she died from the head injury.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, of the Major Crime Branch, who is leading the investigation into Emma Crowhurst’s death, said this week, “We’re still making active enquiries among people who may have known Emma and we have also spoken to many local people who have contacted us.

“It is a painstaking process and we believe there are still some people who socialised with Emma who we may not yet have identified but who may well be able to help us.

“Anyone who does have any information about what happened that night and who has not yet spoken to us, can do so at any time via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, in either case quoting Operation Shortgate.

“They can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).”

Emma’s mother, Marina Crowhurst has said, “Emma was a lovely girl, loved by her family and friends who had a heart of gold. This is a massive, irreplaceable loss and we want the person responsible for this brought to justice. We have every faith in Sussex Police and fully support their investigation.”

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