Third person charged in connection with Lea Williams murder

Detectives investigating the death of homeless man Lea Williams in Hove have charged a third person in connection with his murder.

Lauren Bishop, 36, a nurse from Seaford, answered bail yesterday (Tuesday) and following authorisation from the Crown Prosecution Service, was charged with conspiracy to murder.

She was detained in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday).

The body of Lea Williams, who was originally from Hastings, was discovered by local project workers in an archway, also known as the ‘bat caves’, that overlook Hove pitch and putt green, on Monday, February 11.

A post mortem revealed he died from severe injuries to his face and head caused by a heavy object.

Other injuries to his body included multiple fractures to his ribs.