POLICE are still searching a crime scene 11 days after a young man was beaten to death.

Billy Henham, 24, of Henfield was found dead at a building in North Street, Brighton on January 2. A post-mortem found he had died from his injuries after being assaulted.

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “There is still a scene guard in place. It is just a really big scene. It is a very big building.

“There are ongoing enquiries at the property.

“We don’t know how long it will take but as soon as enquiries are completed the scene guard will be removed.”

Four men and a boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail.

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Billy was described by his family as “gentle” and said he “believed the world was a friendly place”.

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime team said: “Our investigation into his death continues at pace and at this time we would ask for anyone who may have information that might help our enquiries to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to understand Billy’s movements in the city on New Year’s Eve from 6pm onwards. He left his home address in Henfield before travelling to Brighton.”

Anyone with information they believe could assist police with their investigation is urged to report online or call 101, quoting Operation Gatling.

An 18-year-old man from Greenwich, a 16-year-old boy of no fixed address, a 26-year-old man from Hove, a 25-year-old man of no fixed address and a 19-year-old man from Croydon. They have all been released on bail pending further enquiries.