Police arrest wanted man with links to Brighton

Sussex Police said today (Friday 6 January) that Joe Murphy, who turns 26 today, had been arrested.

He was wanted on recall to prison and for failing to attend court to face a charge of having an offensive weapon in a public place.

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Joe Murphy

Murphy, of Mill Road, Burgess Hill, was arrested in October on suspicion of having an offensive weapon – a glass bottle – in a public place.

But he failed to turn up for court later the same month and magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest.

Sussex Police issued an appeal for help to find him on Wednesday 28 December.

He was not understood to have been arrested in Brighton and Hove.

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