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Body found in search for missing teenager

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Original article from Kent Live

A body has been found in the search for missing Uckfield teenager Marc Williams.

Marc had gone missing from Uckfield, near Kent's border with East Sussex, on Sunday last week (May 30).

Police had been searching for Marc and officers have now found a body which they believe to be the 18-year-old.

Marc went to the Maresfield area on Saturday evening (May 29). He called his family about 11.30pm to say he was on his way home but never returned.

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Search teams located a body in woodland surrounding the Heron’s Ghyll area late Tuesday night (June 1).

While the body has not been formally identified at this early stage, Sussex Police say it is "sadly believed to be Marc".

Next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is set to be carried out.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his murder in Eastbourne on Tuesday, and he remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: "This is an absolutely devastating discovery and our thoughts are with Marc's family at this difficult time.

"His family are being supported by specially trained officers and we ask that their privacy is respected.

"This investigation is a dynamic and fast-moving enquiry and our officers are working around the clock to establish the circumstances of this incident. I am extremely grateful to our respective police teams for their unwavering commitment to finding Marc.

"We thank the public for their patience and understanding as we continue to carry out our work in the area and urge people to support us by avoiding engaging in online speculation while we investigate.

"Anyone with information that may assist with our investigation is urged to report it to us immediately online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Skittle."

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