A SECOND MAN has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man in Brighton.

Abdul Deghayes was found in the passenger seat of a car in Elm Grove in the city on Saturday night.

The 22-year-old died from “multiple stab wounds” at the Royal Sussex County Hospital early on Sunday morning, and police launched a murder inquiry.

Detectives have investigated the possibility that an attack happened in nearby Wellington Road.

On Sunday afternoon a 26-year-old man from Brighton handed himself in to the police station in John Street.

He was held overnight for questioning, as police try to understand what happened to Mr Deghayes. Now, police have confirmed a 54-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody. Meanwhile the first man has been released without charge.

Chief Inspector Andy Bennett from the Sussex Police, said: "We are continuing to seek a number of people who we would like to speak to in connection with Abdul's murder and I would appeal to anyone with information who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch.”

The area was cordoned off on Sunday as police searched for clues.

Residents reported forensics teams emptying bins into the street combing a wide cordon for clues.

On Sunday the fire brigade were also called in to search drains around St Joseph’s Church, where worshippers were told that two services were cancelled on the day.

Police say witnesses or anyone who has information about the incident at 9.30pm on Saturday should contact them online or via 101, quoting Operation Login. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.