Police ‘determined to get justice’ for young Henfield man found murdered in Brighton

Police investigating the murder of a Henfield man say they are ‘determined to get justice’ for his family and friends.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 2:45 pm

They have now released images of clothing that 24-year-old Billy Henham was last seen wearing in the hope that someone will recognise them.

Billy’s body was discovered by police at a disused building in North Street, Brighton, on Thursday January 2 after officers received a report of ‘concerns for a person.’

Detectives arrested four men, a teenage boy and a woman, on suspicion of murder and they were released under investigation.

Police say one of the men aged 19 and the 24-year-old woman have since been released from the investigation with no further action.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Alex Geldart said: “Billy tragically died of his injuries following an assault and we are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the building in North Street or knows of anyone who was there from 6pm on New Year’s Eve (December 31) until 5.30pm on Thursday January 2.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who recognises this clothing which Billy, who had distinctive red hair, was last seen wearing, a beige designer jumper, green bomber style jacket and reddish brown suede trainers.

“Our thoughts are with this young man’s family who say that he was an independent and creative person who had a wonderful gentle demeanour.

“They fear his friendly manner and open outlook made him, at times, somewhat vulnerable.

“We are continuing to investigate and are determined to get justice for Billy’s family and friends.”

Anyone with any information which could help the investigation is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting Operation Gatling.

Crimestoppers is offering a £10,000 reward for information given exclusively to the charity that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Billy Henham’s murder. Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the untraceable Anonymous Online Form here