Website launched to assist in Michael Polding murder investigation
17 December 2012
Detectives investigating the death of Michael Polding in
Brighton earlier this year have today launched a website.
The website - www.michaelpoldingmurder.com
- has been created to assist in gathering information from the
public regarding the whereabouts of Ricky, aka Ricardo Pisano,
Brandon Victor Pillay and Ree, who is wanted in connection with
Michael's murder. It is the first website of its kind that has been
created by Sussex Police.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick May of Surrey and Sussex Major
Crime Team is leading the investigation, known as Operation
He said: "It has been nearly five months since Michael's body
was found in his flat in St George's Road but our investigation
into his death continues. We are determined to get justice for
Michael and his family and this case will remain open until we do
"During our enquiries we have become interested in tracing
Ricky in connection with Michael's death, however we have been
unable to trace him to date.
"This new website is a part of our efforts to trace him. I
would urge everyone to take a look at the website - particularly at
the pictures of Ricky - and contact Sussex Police with
any information about his whereabouts. We would also like to hear
from anyone who has had contact with him in the past. Any
information, no matter how small you think it may be, could be the
vital piece in the jigsaw to trace Ricky's whereabouts.
"Ricky has links across the world - including to New Zealand
and South Africa - and also within the UK. The last positive
sighting of him was in the Marlans shopping centre in Southampton
at the end of July. He could now have travelled anywhere in the UK
or the world.
"He changes his appearance and his identity so it is important
that people take a good look at the photographs and don't assume he
will be introducing himself as one of the names currently
known to police."
Michael Polding was an openly gay man who moved from Scotland
to Croydon with his partner in the 70s. Michael's partner died in
2001 and last year he moved to Brighton.
Ricky has known links to South Africa, New Zealand, Brighton,
Croydon, Crouch End in London and Southampton, although detectives
believe he may have now travelled elsewhere.
Anyone with information which could help with the
investigation is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or visit www.michaelpoldingmurder.com
for other ways of contacting.
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