UPDATED – Murder in St Leonards – Police need the public’s help

Seyed Iman Tabarhosseini is wanted in connection with a murder after the discovery of a man’s body at a property in Magdalen Road, St Leonards on Thursday morning.

Seyed Iman Tabarhosseini.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “This is a tragic incident. We believe Tabarhosseini has vital information to our investigation. He has links to Hastings and North London, and in particular with the Iranian communities.

“We are urging anyone who sees Tabarhosseini or has information on his potential whereabouts to dial 999 immediately. Please do not approach him.

“We believe this is an isolated incident but there will continue to be an enhanced police presence in the area for the foreseeable future while we continue our enquiries. Please do speak to our officers if you have any concerns or would like to raise any information you believe may assist our investigation.”

Officers attended a property in Magdalen Road on Thursday morning , the body of a man in his 50s was discovered inside the property police say he had suffered significant injuries.

Following lengthy enquiries, detectives are now appealing for the public’s help to find Seyed Iman Tabarhosseini.

DCI Vickers, say: “It is a fast-moving investigation and we have conducted a vast number of lines of enquiries to date. We are now appealing for help from the public.

“We believe Tabarhosseini has vital information to our investigation.”

Police believe that the victim and Tabarhosseini were known to each other.

Dial 999 if you see Tabarhosseini. Anyone who has information, is asked to report it to police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Leaf. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

See the message in the video from Superintendent Katy Woodford by clicking the link below.

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