Sussex

Sussex police quiz man over woman's murder in Brighton

Police at the scene of the incident in Queen Square, Brighton
Image caption The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died later

A man is under police guard in hospital after being arrested on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old woman who was stabbed in a Brighton street.

The 25-year-old was arrested at the scene, in Queen Square, a cul de sac in the city centre, on Sunday evening.

Horrified onlookers flooded police with calls after the incident, at 20:45.

Police say the man and the woman, from Peacehaven, both suffered stab wounds. They said the man's injuries were not life-threatening.

Visible location

The woman was taken to hospital but later died.

Det Insp Wendy Burton, of Surrey and Sussex's major crime team, said: "The victim and arrested man are known to each other and [it] was not a random attack."

Sussex Police said they received a number of calls from people who were in the city centre at the time

A spokeswoman said: "It was a very visible location and certainly attracted some attention."

Police urged witnesses to contact them.

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