Unemployed Portsmouth man, 26, to appear in court accused of murdering man in Brighton

A PORTSMOUTH man will appear in court today charged with the murder of a 26-year-old who was stabbed to death in Brighton.

Unemployed Daryl Richardson, 26, of Cumberland Road, Portsmouth, has been accused of murdering Muhammed Lamin Jassey earlier this month.

Mr Jassey was stabbed during an incident in Whitehawk Road, just south of the junction with Findon Road, about 2.30pm on Sunday, April 5.

The 26-year-old, of Brighton, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he later died.

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Richardson will appear via video link at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today alongside unemployed Bobby Smith, 21, of no fixed abode, who has also been charged with murder.

Two other men, aged 25 and 41, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, are currently on police bail until May 4 while the investigation continues.

Two women aged 21 and 38, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, were released from police custody on April 6. The 21-year-old was released under investigation, and the 38-year-old will face no further police action.

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: ‘The victim's family are being kept informed of the progress of the police investigation and are being supported by our family liaison officers.

‘We continue to actively pursue lines of enquiry and would urge anyone with information to come forward.

‘In particular we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and has any dashcam or other video footage.’

Those with information can call 101, quoting Operation Heathland. Reports can also be made via the national major incident police portal (MIPP) or to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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