Hastings murder investigation

Police in Sussex have launched a murder inquiry after a 55-year-old woman's body was found outside flats in Hastings.

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Post-mortem examination due

A post-mortem investigation is due to take place today following the death of 55-year-old woman in Hastings.

Offices from Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team are treating the death as unexplained but have launched a murder inquiry.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the woman was found dead in the communal area of flats in George Street at 10.35pm on 13th November 2013. She has yet to be formally identified and next of kin have only just been traced.

We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the woman in the area from 7pm to 10.35pm on 13th November 2013 to come forward."

– Detective Chief Inspector Jon Fanner, Sussex Police

A 61-year-old man from Hastings, who is known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.


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