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Pair arrested on suspicion of assisting a suicide

A 65-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of encouraging or assisting a suicide.

Sussex Police confirmed the pair were arrested in the Chichester area and it has been reported that they had planned to accompany a 71-year-old man to Switzerland to end his life.

Police are investigating to see if the man is able to decide to travel himself.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “The investigation is looking into what steps, if any, the suspects had made in taking the man out of the country.

“If it is confirmed the man had the mental capacity to make decisions for himself then we would not be able to prevent him travelling.”

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'Very, very important car' fetches £19m at auction

The auctioneers who sold the most expensive car ever to be sold at public auction have said that they always knew it would be a 'very, very important car'.

The Mercedes-Benz W196 went for £19.6m in an auction held by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 in Chichester.

The former Formula 1 racing car was driven by the F1 world champion Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 when he clinched the second of his five titles.

The Argentinian drove the car to victory in the 1954 German and Swiss Grand Prix races.

A private buyer bought the car over the telephone.

"At £19.6 million inclusive, it's a new world record by some distance.

"We had eight telephone bidders at the start of the bidding and we had three people in the audience, so we had more than 10 people who were prepared to spend. Of those 11 bidders, only five got the chance to bid.

"Our own personal record of £5 million was achieved last year for a Bentley. The price that we achieved today is over three times that, so it's extraordinary.

"We always knew that it was a very, very important car."

– James Knight, group motoring director at Bonhams
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