A man will be tried for murder later this year after a pensioner was found dead in a flat.

Michael Martin, 72, was found dead at the flat on St Botolph's Road, Worthing, on Friday evening.

Emergency services were called at about 6.30pm.

Sukhjit Bains, 46, from Crawley appeared by video at a short hearing in Lewes Crown Court where he was told he must appear for a trial later this year.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Amanda Zinyama said: “Our thoughts continue to be with the family at this extremely difficult time.

"This is believed to have been an isolated incident that did not pose a wider risk to the community.

“Further witnesses or anyone with information about what happened is asked to come forward to Sussex Police, and quote Operation Orchid.”

Bains will be tried in August.