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Wanted: Police hunt Iranian murder suspect, 37, after man’s body was found in Sussex

Wanted: Police hunt Iranian murder suspect, 37, after man’s body was found in Sussex

  • Seyed Iman Tabarhosseini is wanted after a man in his 50s was found dead
  • The victim was discovered inside a property in St Leonards on Thursday
  • Sussex Police said they believe the victim and the suspect knew each other 

Seyed Iman Tabarhosseini is wanted by police

Police are hunting a murder suspect after a man’s body was found in St Leonards on Thursday.

Seyed Iman Tabarhosseini, 37, is wanted after the victim in his 50s was found with ‘significant injuries’, Sussex Police said.

The man was discovered in a property in Magdalen Road and police have launched a murder investigation.

Supt Katy Woolford said Tabarhosseini has links to Iranian communities in Hastings and London and is believed to have known the victim.

She warned anyone who sees him should not approach him but should call police quoting Operation Leaf.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: ‘This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim at this difficult time.

‘This is a fast-moving investigation and we have conducted a vast number of lines of enquiries to date. 

A man was discovered in a property in Magdalen Road n St Leonards (pictured) and police have launched a murder investigation

A man was discovered in a property in Magdalen Road n St Leonards (pictured) and police have launched a murder investigation

‘We are now appealing for help from the public. We believe Tabarhosseini has vital information to our investigation. He has links to Hastings and North London, and in particular with the Iranian communities.

‘We are urging anyone who sees Tabarhosseini or has information on his potential whereabouts to dial 999 immediately. Please do not approach him.

‘There will continue to be an enhanced police presence in the area for the foreseeable future while we continue our enquiries. 

‘Please do speak to our officers if you have any concerns or would like to raise any information you believe may assist our investigation.’ 

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