Murder investigation after assault at Lancing house

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A murder investigation has begun after a man suffered a fatal head injury at a house in Lancing in West Sussex.

Police were called to an address in Ingleside Crescent at around 8pm on Monday after reports of a disturbance.

When police returned to the property an hour later to carry out a welfare check, a 52 year old man had suffered a serious head injury.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but died of his injuries on Tuesday morning.

A 44 year old Shoreham man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

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We want to hear from anyone who was in the area on Monday evening and may have seen someone acting suspiciously or something out of the ordinary. Anyone with information can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Reservoir. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Inspector Mark Cullimore, Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team