An Ealing man has been charged with the New Years Eve 2020 murder of a student from Brighton.

Alize Spence, 18, from Makepeace Road, Ealing, was among three men charged with the murder of student Billy Henham, 24, from West Sussex who was discovered at a disused building in Brighton on January 2 2020.

Police have appealed for information about a further suspect Dushane Meikle, 27, from Hove with links to London and Crimestoppers have offered a £10,000 reward for information which leads to his capture.

Detective Superintendent Alex Geldart, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts are with Bill’s family and friends at this time.”

Henham was living at home in Henfield, West Sussex, between studying at Ravensbourne University in London when he was murdered.

The postmortem revealed Henham died of injuries following a sustained assault.

Marking the one-year anniversary of his death, Henham’s family said in a statement: “Our son Bill was cruelly taken from us a year ago. He was killed for reasons that we cannot fathom.

“He was a kind and peaceful man who would happily talk and listen to those he came across in life.”

Spence was arrested on 20 May along with three other men. 

Lamech Gordon-Carew, 19, from Hampton, Richmond, and Gregory Hawley, 28, who has no fixed address were both also charged with murder. 

The fourth man was released without any further action.

The three men were charged during a preliminary hearing at Brighton Magistrates Court before Her Honour Judge Christine Laing, appearing via a video link for their hearing.

They were given a provisional trial date of November 22, the trial expected to last four weeks.

Featured image: Billy Henham CREDIT: Sussex Police and CrimeStoppers