A teenager has been charged with the murder of the missing Mark Williams after a body was found in the woodland.
Lewis Ashdown, 19, of Normansland, Fairwarp, Ukfield, was arrested in Eastbourne on Tuesday and charged with murder later this morning.
He has been taken on remand to appear Brighton Magistrate Court today.
Search teams investigating the disappearance of an 18-year-old who went missing from Ukfield on Sunday found a body in the Ghyal area of Heron late Tuesday night.
While the body has not been formally identified on this Forum, it is supposed to mark.
Photos taken from the scene showed dozens of officers searching tall grass with police tape around trees.
Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: “Our thoughts are with Mark’s family at this difficult time.
“His family is being supported by specially trained officers and we want his privacy to be respected.
“This is a fast-moving investigation and we thank the public for their patience and understanding as we continue our work in the area.
“Anyone who can assist with our investigation is requested to report it to us immediately online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Skittle.”
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