MURDER PROBE: Family pay tribute to caring Debbie

Debbie Levey
Debbie Levey

The family of Debbie Levey, who was found dead at her home in East Ashling, have paid tribute to her.

Her father, John Etherton, speaking on behalf of Debbie’s family, said: “We are all absolutely devastated by this terrible news. Debbie was a most caring and compassionate person, who worked in a series of caring professions.

“We all loved her deeply. She will be very much missed by her family, and also by colleagues and her friends and neighbours.”

Debbie, 44, was found at her home at Cherry Tree Cottage on Monday (January 28) by a colleague who had arrived to take her to work.

Sussex police say there are no further developments in the police enquiry into Debbie’s death. A postmortem yesterday (January 29) did not reveal any obvious cause of death and further forensic tests are to be carried out.

A 45-year-old Selsey man arrested on suspicion of her murder has been released on police bail until February 21 while the enquiry continues.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard said: “We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the East Ashling area on Sunday afternoon or early evening and who saw a blue Vauxhall Vectra parked in a small lay-by just across the road from Cherry Tree Cottage.

“If you can help please call us on 101 quoting Operation Dive. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”