UPDATE: Woman bailed in murder investigation

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Brighton father Gary Hampson have released on police bail a woman they arrested on Friday morning.

The 66-year-old Brighton woman, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, was released without charge on Friday evening, until Friday June 17, while enquiries continue. A search and forensic examination of her home was carried out.

Police confirmed last week that the search for the missing 42-year-old from Portslade had been extended into the area north of Cowfold, concentrated primarily along the ‘A281 corridor’ to the Sussex/Surrey border.

Detective Chief Inspector Jeff Riley, who is heading the Sussex Police Major Crime Branch enquiry, said:on Friday: “This is a very active investigation and my team and I are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry.

“We are determined to find Gary’s body and the process of searching has to be carefully planned and a scientific approach taken to ensure that the most likely locations are properly identified and then are subject to a detailed and methodical search.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact us on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Jubilee. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”