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Hastings missing man Karl Bunster: Pair charged with murder

Karl Bunster Image copyright SUSSEX POLICE
Image caption The last confirmed sighting of Karl Bunster was in Hastings on 17 December

A man and a woman have been charged with the murder of a man from East Sussex whose body has not been found.

Karl Bunster, 37, from Hastings, was last seen in Mann Street in the town on 17 December last year.

He failed to appear before magistrates on 30 December to answer two charges of assault by beating.

Ben Walton, 48, and Stacey McClymont, 28, both of Cowick Hill, Exeter, in Devon, are charged with murdering him between 16 and 19 December.

Mr Walton is also charged with two counts of possession of a class B drug, possessing a stun gun and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

Ms McClymont is also charged with one count of possession of a class B drug.

They are due to appear before Hastings magistrates on Thursday.

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