Man charged with murder of woman found in wheelie bin

Ms Stevenson's body was dumped in a wheelie bin

Monday, November 18, 2019

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found dumped in a wheelie bin in East Sussex.

Richard Canlin, 41, was charged with the murder of Nicola Stevenson on Sunday, and is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court today.

The body of the 39-year-old was discovered by a dog walker at the edge of a recreation ground in Lewes last Wednesday at 12.30pm.

Sussex Police said Ms Stevenson, from Lewes, had not yet been formally identified but officers were satisfied as to the identity of the victim.

Search and forensic teams have concluded their work at the recreation ground but will continue at Ms Stevenson's home in nearby Stansfield Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said they were "desperate to hear" from anyone who had further information.

"We are urging anyone who saw Nicola before her body was found to come forward to us as you may hold vital information to aid our ongoing investigation," he said.

"For those of you living in local community to Nicola, you will still see our officers out and about conducting enquiries; please do go and speak to them if you have anything to add."

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday has been released on police bail until December 12.

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