A SUSPECT has handed himself in over a murder as police continue efforts to trace others who may have been involved.

Abdul Deghayes was found with multiple wounds in a Volkswagen car at Elm Grove in Brighton at 9.30pm.

It is understood that he was attacked in nearby Wellington Road, then the car collided into other vehicles along the busy road.

Despite efforts to save him, the 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the Royal Sussex County Hospital at 6.30am on Sunday morning.

Police launched a murder inquiry, and on Sunday afternoon a 26-year-old man from Brighton handed himself in at the police station in John Street.

The area was cordoned off for most of the day while forensics teams scoured the streets for clues. The fire brigade was called in to check drains and detectives went door -to-door.

Chief Inspector Andy Bennett said: "We are trying to establish the exact circumstances of what has led to this young man's tragic death and we are keeping an open mind at this time.

"We are aware that the car was in collision with other vehicles shortly before he was found to have suffered these injuries, which we are satisfied were caused maliciously and not as a result of the collision. "We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have witnessed the collision or who may have seen something that they may now regard as suspicious in the time leading up to it. "We have made one arrest, but we are seeking to trace others who we think may have been involved.”

He said police are investigating where Mr Deghayes sustained his stab wounds.

The 26-year-old man from Brighton remains in custody tonight (Sunday), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Specialist family liaison officers are supporting Mr Deghayes’ family, and Chief Insp Bennett has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

He said witnesses or anyone with information can report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101 and quoting Operation Login. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.