Man arrested over death of 88-year-old Hove woman

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Media captionThe elderly woman's body was discovered by a member of the public

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 88-year-old woman was found dead in Sussex.

Police said emergency services were called to The Drive, in Hove, shortly before 07:00 GMT to reports of a woman lying outside Baltimore Court.

A 49-year-old local man was arrested in Brighton during the afternoon.

Officers said the woman and arrested man were known to each other, but were not related. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on Friday.

Det Ch Insp Claire Pridgeon, of Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said detectives were working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the woman's death.

She appealed for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in The Drive before 07:00 GMT to contact police.

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