Murder Investigation

Murder investigation launched into disappearance of Hastings man

11 February



Police looking into the disappearance of Hastings man Karl Bunster have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A 48-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested in Exeter, Devon, on Wednesday (10 February) and are currently in custody. They will be brought to Sussex for questioning.

Karl Brunster
Karl Brunster

The last confirmed sighting of Karl, was in Mann Street, Hastings, on 17 December. Police have been trying to find 37-year-old Karl since his disappearance in December and have made enquiries in Kent, Devon and Scotland.

Detectives from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team have launched a murder investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Jason Taylor said: “We would like to hear from anyone who has any information that can help this investigation. Karl’s family and friends are extremely concerned and I fear he has come to harm. If anyone knows anything that will help us find out what has happened to Karl, please get in touch.”

Contact police by emailing [email protected] ring 101 quoting Operation Redside or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (

“Rye’s Own” Bulletin Thursday 11 February 2016