POLICE have said that officers will continue to attend a suspected murder scene.

The body of Billy Henham, 24, was discovered at a building in North Street, Brighton, on January 2.

Officers have been stationed outside the building since the incident with one officer usually guarding the front door.

A passerby reported seeing a large number of officers outside the building in on Monday. But police said this was due to ongoing examinations.

Detective chief inspector Alex Geldart of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime team said: “Officers will continue to provide a presence outside premises in North Street while we conduct a detailed search and forensic examination.

“We would like to thank members of the public for their support while we pursue a number of lines of enquiry to support our investigation into the tragic death of Billy Henham.

“We are keen to speak with anyone who might have information. Please contact us online or ring 101 quoting Operation Gatling.”

Police said a post-mortem examination revealed Billy Henham died after a sustained assault.

His family paid tribute to him.

He said: “Our son Billy was a man who walked his own beat. He was creative and independent.

“His gentle demeanour and belief that the world was a friendly place meant he made himself vulnerable at times.

“His guardian angel who had looked after him on so many other occasions sadly lost sight of him on New Year’s Eve.

“So many people have kindly shared their happy memories of him with us.

“Their love and kind words are giving us all huge support at this terrible time.”

Following the incident, four men and a boy were arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail.”