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.

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Man released on bail after woman found dead

Evelyn Stevens whose body was found outside her flat in Hove Credit: Sussex Police/PA Wire

A Sussex Police spokesman said that the body had not yet been formally identified but it was believed to be that of Ms Stevens, of Baltimore Court, The Drive, Hove.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Pollard, of Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team who is leading the investigation, said:

"The 49-year-old man has today been released from custody on bail and our investigation into how Mrs Stevens died continues.

There are still a number of lines of inquiry we are following."

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