Family of man murdered near Chichester urge people to come forward

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The family of a man who was murdered at a nursery plant near Chichester have spoken of their heartbreak and have appealed for anyone who had contact with him to come forward.

The family of a man who was murdered at a nursery plant near Chichester have spoken of their heartbreak and have appealed for anyone who had contact with him to come forward.

Tasin Sugaip came to England to provide a better life for his family in Tulcea, Romania. His body was found at Second Avenue, Batchmere on Sunday (December 26), which had several stab wounds.

His wife Eugenia and their 19-year-old daughter Sibel flew from Romania to assist with the police investigation to carry out a formal identification of the body today (Thursday, December 30).

Police arrested and charged Georghe Badea, 53, with Mr Sugaip’s murder and he is to appear at Lewes Crown Court on January 4.

“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,” said a statement released by Mr Sugaip’s family.

“My daughter and I would like to appeal to anyone who had contact with Tasin in the short time he was in England to contact the police and tell them anything that will help in finding out what happened to him.

“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.

“We have every confidence that Sussex Police are fully investigating the matter. We wish to thank all the police officers involved.”

Badea was charged with murder yesterday (Wednesday, December 29) after he was arrested on Monday.

The farm worker of Second Avenue, Batchmere appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court today. He will appear at Lewes Crown Court on January 4. He has not yet entered a plea.