Farm worker remanded over Batchmere stabbing

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Tasin Sugaip
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Tasin Sugaip came to Sussex to provide a better life for his family in Romania

A farm worker accused of murdering a fellow Romanian whose body was found at a plant nursery has been remanded in custody.

Gheorghe Badea, 53, of Second Avenue, Batchmere, appeared at Chichester Magistrates' Court.

The body of Tasin Sugaip, 45, was discovered at a nursery in Batchmere, near Chichester, West Sussex, at 0020 GMT on Boxing Day

A post-mortem examination found he died from multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Mr Badea will next appear at Lewes Crown Court on 4 January.

'Shocked and heartbroken'

Mr Sugaip had been visiting the UK from his home in Tulcea, in the east of Romania.

His wife, Eugenia, and 19-year-old daughter Sibel, have flown from Romania to help police inquiries.

In a statement issued through Sussex Police, they said: "Tasin was a hard working and professional man who came to England in order to try and provide a better life for his family in Romania.

"We, his family and our local community where Tasin had many friends, are deeply shocked and heartbroken at the loss of a wonderful husband, father and colleague."

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