Woman in her 60s is found dead at house in Eastbourne as murder cops arrest 59-year-old man

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Woman in her 60s is found dead at house in Eastbourne as murder cops arrest 59-year-old man

  • A woman was found dead in a property in Eastbourne on Sunday evening
  • A man, who was known to the woman, has been arrested on suspicion of murder
  •  Detectives have not revealed the cause of death and investigations are ongoing

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Eastbourne.

The woman, in her 60s, was found on Sunday evening after concerns for her welfare were reported to police.

Detectives have not revealed the cause of death. 

A 59-year-old man from Eastbourne who was known to the dead woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody and the next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Woman in her 60s is found dead at house in Eastbourne as murder cops arrest 59-year-old man

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Eastbourne

Police and forensic investigators were at the scene in Connaught Road all day on Monday.

Police and paramedics were called to a house in Connaught Road about 6.45pm on Sunday December 18, a police spokesman said.

She was found dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: ‘We understand this incident will cause shock and concern in the community, but I’d like to reassure people that a thorough investigation is underway and at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

At this point police are not looking for anyone else in connection to the case

At this point police are not looking for anyone else in connection to the case 

‘We believe this to be an isolated matter with no threat to the wider public.

‘The investigation is moving at fast pace and members of the public can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area while our enquiries are ongoing.

‘This happened in a very busy, central location of Eastbourne and we are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious or unusual in the area over the course of the weekend, particularly between 7.45am and 10am on Sunday (December 18), to please get in touch with us.’

Anyone with information is asked to report it to police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Dorsal. Alternatively, report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555 111. 

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