Three arrests in Gary Hampson missing man case

Gary Hampson
Image caption Gary Hampson was last seen when he collected his daughter from school in January

Police investigating the disappearance of a Brighton father have made three arrests.

Gary Hampson, 42, of Portslade, has not been seen since he took his daughter home from school in January.

A murder inquiry was launched after traces of his blood were found in the garage in Brighton where he worked.

Police said a 60-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 25-year-old man was being held on suspicion of harbouring an offender.

Both men are being questioned by detectives in custody.

'Devoted dad'

A third man, aged 57, was arrested in London on suspicion of murder on Saturday. He has been bailed until 25 May.

A fourth man, aged 48, was arrested in Brighton on suspicion of murder last month. He is due to answer bail on Wednesday.

Police said Mr Hampson was a "devoted dad who saw his daughter three times a week without fail".

He was last seen on 6 January, when he dropped off his daughter, whom he did not live with.

He said he was going to Liverpool the next day. Police said his mobile phone has been turned off since 9 January.

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