A SON has appeared in court charged with his own mother's murder.

Thomas Fisher, 22, appeared via video link at Hove Crown Court this morning charged with the murder of his mother Fiona. He is also charged with fraud, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

He did not enter pleas to any of the charges and was remanded in custody to reappear on July 17.

Fiona Fisher, 51, was found dead at her home in Lordswell Lane, Crowborough on Friday evening,.

when officers attended the property in response to a request for a welfare check.

Relatives described Ms Fisher as 'irreplaceable' in their tributes.

A family statement said: "Fiona will be sadly missed.

"There are no words to explain the love those around her felt for her, she is irreplaceable."