Two men questioned in connection with the murder of a Hastings businessman have been released on police bail.

A police spokesman said inquiries into the death of Michael Willard, 63, of Harley Shute Road, were continuing.

Mr Willard was stabbed in the back in the yard of his offices in Caves Road, St Leonards, on January 10.

Magistrates had granted police extra time over the weekend to quiz the two men.

Police had earlier arrested and released two other men in connection with the death.