Arrest after body found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Sussex yesterday morning.

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Body found: Man still in custody

Police are continuing to quiz a 45-year old Selsey man who was arrested after a woman's body was found.

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in East Ashling, near Chichester, on Monday morning.

Police say the man in custody is known to the woman.

Body found: Police statement

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: "While initially it was thought that we were dealing with a sudden death, officers became increasingly suspicious of the circumstances.

"As yet, the cause of her death is unexplained and we are awaiting the results of a post mortem that will take place on Tuesday.

"However, our enquiries lead us to believe that this was not a natural death and a murder enquiry has been launched."

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Arrest after woman's body found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Sussex yesterday morning.

Police officers were called to Cherry Tree Cottage on the B2178 road through at East Ashling, near Chichester.

They had attended a report of a 44-year-old woman found dead in the house by a colleague who had arrived to take her to work.

A 45-year-old man from Selsey, who was known to the woman, was arrested on Monday evening on suspicion of murder.

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