Man arrested over Chichester cottage body find

image captionThe woman was found with a head injury at the cottage in Rogate

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in a cottage in West Sussex.

Sussex Police said the woman, believed to be aged 46, was found at the bottom of the stairs at the house in Rogate, Chichester, on Friday.

She had a head injury and her death is being treated as suspicious.

The force said a 57-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder and was in custody awaiting questioning.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later on Saturday.

Sussex Police said the woman was believed to be the occupant of the cottage at the rear of the White Horse pub in Rogate, although she had not been formally identified.

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