Man arrested for murder of 88-year-old woman

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead outside Baltimore Court in The Drive, Hove, this morning. Detectives investigating the death of an 88-year-old woman arrested a 49-year-old local man in Brighton this afternoon.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon, of Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: "Detectives are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death of the woman and I would appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in The Drive before 7am to contact police."

Detectives remain at the scene in The Drive this afternoon. A post mortem is due to be held late tomorrow afternoon.

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Family speak of 'tragic loss'

The family of an 88-year-old woman who was found dead in a street have spoken of their "tragic loss" as a man is released on bail after being questioned by police on suspicion of her murder.