Man, 19, arrested on suspicion of murder after teen, 18, vanishes on Bank Holiday weekend night out
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder today after a teenager vanished on a Bank Holiday weekend night out.
Marc Williams, 18, and Lewis Ashdown, 19, were out together in Maresfield Recreation Ground in Ucksfield, East Sussex on Saturday night but neither returned home when they were expected to.
Marc called his family at 11.30pm to say he was walking home but he did not arrive.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of his murder at a property in Eastbourne today.
Cops said the suspect is in custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry said: "Sadly, we are now treating the disappearance of Marc Williams as a criminal investigation and a suspect has been arrested on suspicion of his murder.
"Finding Marc remains our priority and we continue to appeal to the public with any information to please come forward and report it to us.
"Our thoughts are with Marc’s family at this incredibly difficult time and they are being supported by specially trained officers.
"This investigation is a dynamic and fast-moving enquiry and our officers are working around the clock to establish the circumstances of this incident.
"We thank the public for their patience as we continue to carry out our work in the area.
"This incident is being treated as isolated and there is nothing to suggest any threat to the wider community."
Anyone with information has been asked to call 101 quoting Operation Skittle.
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