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Kayleigh Hanks death: Man remanded on murder charge

Kayleigh Hanks Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Kayleigh Hanks was found at her flat in London Road, Bexhill

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a woman who was found strangled in her flat in East Sussex.

Kayleigh Hanks, 29, was found after police were called to a disturbance at a flat in London Road, Bexhill at about 00:30 BST on Sunday.

Sales rep Ian Paton, 36, of Snowdrop Rise, St Leonards-on-Sea, was remanded in custody after appearing at Brighton Magistrates' Court.

He will next appear at Lewes Crown Court on 25 July.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday confirmed Ms Hanks had died as a result of strangulation.

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