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Sussex Police - Murder of Jay Abatan

Sussex Police are appealing for information in relation to the assault on Jay Abatan that occurred on 24th January 1999 and led to his death as a result of the injuries on 29th January 1999.

Details of Incident

Sussex Police are appealing for more information in relation to the assault that occurred in Brighton 21 years ago that resulted in the death of Jay Abatan who was 42 years old at the time.


Jay Abatan was assaulted outside the Ocean Rooms nightclub in Brighton on 24 January 1999 and he tragically died as a result of the head injury he sustained five days later.


This appeal is aimed at encouraging witnesses to come forward who so far have not felt able to or have been reluctant to do so. Whether you witnessed the assault or have subsequently been told significant information about this crime you may hold the piece of the puzzle that will allow us to build the entire picture around Jay’s death.


We are offering a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for the death of Jay Abatan.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Dorchester.

Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous online form at