At this stage we are keeping an open mind as to the motive, but we are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area from late afternoon on Sunday 29 December to around 9am on Monday 30 December. Please call us if you know anything, no matter how insignificant you might think it is. It could be important to the investigation. This is a rare incident for Bosham which is a safe area. We have increased our neighbourhood policing patrols in the village and if anyone has any information or concerns, I would urge them to speak to one of the officers there.
– Detective Chief Inspector Jon Fanner, Sussex Police
A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was found dead in a house in West Sussex. The 55-year-old was discovered with a serious head injury on Smuggler's Lane in the Bosham area of Chichester yesterday morning.
A post mortem examination hasn't been carried out yet, but police are treating her death as suspicious.
A woman has been taken to hospital after a kitchen fire which spread to a thatched roof at Smuggler's Lane in Bosham. West Sussex fire & Rescue Service were called at 4.42am. No-one was trappe din the property.