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Abdul Deghayes death: Second arrest over Syria pair's brother

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A second man has been arrested in Brighton on suspicion of murdering the brother of two young men who died fighting for Islamists in Syria.

Abdul Deghayes, 22, was found stabbed in a car in Brighton after a crash on Saturday and died hours later.

A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday has been released without charge.

However, Sussex Police said a 54-year-old Brighton man was arrested on Monday and remains in custody.

Brother of Syria war pair stabbed to death

Ch Insp Andy Bennett said: “We are continuing to seek a number of people who we would like to speak to in connection with Abdul’s murder.”

Mr Deghayes was a passenger in a VW Polo that collided with other cars in Brighton on Saturday. He died as a result of his stab wounds.

‘Great shock’

He was the twin of Abdullah, 18, and brother of Jaffar, 17, both from Brighton, who were said to have become radicalised and died fighting with Islamists in Syria in 2014.

His father, Abubaker, said his son had been stabbed in the back and thigh and the family, now in mourning, had suffered “a great shock”.

Mr Deghayes’ twin and his younger brother fought for an Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group in Syria, following in the footsteps of their older brother, Amer.

It is believed Amer is still alive in Syria, having left Sussex in 2013.

Mr Deghayes, who was jailed in 2017 for drug dealing, died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital following the crash at 21:30 GMT on Saturday near St Joseph’s Church, Elm Grove.

Police said there had been a disturbance in Wellington Road, Brighton, where it is believed Mr Deghayes was stabbed.

Mr Deghayes then got into the car, which was driven to Elm Grove before it collided with other vehicles.

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Hove flats fall death: Nicola Redman's family pays tribute

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A mother of two killed in a fall from the seventh floor of a tower block was “vibrant and loving”, her family has said.

Nicola Redman was pronounced dead at the scene at Clarendon House, Clarendon Road, in Hove, on Saturday morning.

A 52-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her murder remains in custody for questioning, Sussex Police said.

“Life is not going to be the same without her,” 33-year-old Ms Redman’s family said in a statement.

“Nicola was the life and soul of the family,” the statement said.

In a separate statement, her son said: “She was a joyful, kind-hearted and beautiful mother who will be greatly missed.”

Ms Redman, of Monument View, Brighton, and the arrested man were known to each other, the force said.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been notified, as Sussex Police had had recent contact with the man and woman.

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Rare olive ridley turtle found injured off Seaford beach

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A rare turtle has been rescued off the south coast by two women who were out swimming.

The injured olive ridley turtle, usually found around Mexico or the Canaries, was spotted 20m off Seaford beach in East Sussex.

Emma Holter and Lisa Glandfield brought the female reptile to shore and saw she had injuries to her face and shell.

They called the British Divers Marine Life Rescue who took the turtle to Brighton Sea Life centre for treatment.

The last time this endangered species was found in British waters was in 2016 off the north coast of Wales.

Corrine Gordon, a vet specialising in marine animals, said: “She does have some damage but her injuries are not life threatening.

“However, it is a big concern that she only had a temperature of 10.8C when picked up. She is in cold shock.

“We are really hoping she survives.”

Size of Jack Russell

Once the juvenile turtle is at a more natural temperature for her breed, it is hoped she will be able to feed, Ms Gordon added.

Nettie Glandfield was with her mother Lisa when the reptile was brought from the water.

“We thought she may be dead, but every now and then she would make a small movement,” she said.

“The beach was windy, so we wrapped her in a wet towel to keep her a bit warmer, and sheltered, until the vet arrived.

“She wasn’t very big, about the size of a Jack Russell, and she’s so far from home.”

The turtle weights 2.5kg and is less than half a metre in length. Olive ridley’s usually grow to about 1m in length.

Its name derives from the generally greenish colour of its skin and shell.

Dr Sky Yates, who helped with the rescue and confirmed the markings and colour were consistent with the olive ridley breed, said: “It was so bizarre seeing this turtle on Seaford beach.

“She’s got a long way to go with recovery, but the ladies who pulled her from the water did a great job.”

The Sea Life centre in Brighton has been contacted for a comment.

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