Sussex

Missing bomb expert Mark Manning's remains found, police believe

Mark Manning Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Mark Manning was last seen in Worthing in April 2014

Human remains thought to be those of a bomb disposal expert who disappeared two years ago have been found.

Mark Manning, 54, from Lancing, West Sussex, was last seen in April 2014. A murder investigation was launched in June 2014.

Sussex Police said unidentified remains found on land near Slaugham are believed to be those of Mr Manning.

Stewart Robertson, 50, from Portslade has been charged on suspicion of preventing a lawful burial.

Mr Robertson, of St Aubyn's Road, is due to appear before Crawley magistrates on Friday.

Mr Manning's family has been informed of the developments although no formal identification of the body has taken place yet.

Colin Gale, 39, of Offington Lane, Worthing, was charged with Mr Manning's murder in January this year.

He is due to stand trial on 4 July at Lewes Crown Court.

Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The human remains were found on land near Slaugham
Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption Sussex Police suspect the remains are those of Mark Manning

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