Seven Sisters murder investigation: Elderly woman bailed

Seven Sisters Country Park
Image caption The man's body was found on a path at the Seven Sisters Country Park

A 78-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly man whose body was found at an East Sussex beauty spot has been released on bail.

The body of the man, also in his 70s, was found on a path in Seven Sisters Country Park at 02:30 BST on Friday.

Police said the couple, from Croydon, south London, were believed to have been staying in Brighton.

The woman has been bailed until 10 October while Sussex Police carry out further investigations.

The identity of the man, who has not yet been formally identified, has not been released.

The results of a post-mortem examination of the body carried out on Saturday were inconclusive, police said.

"We are continuing to investigate this tragic incident and are appealing to anyone who was in the country park on Thursday afternoon or evening and may have seen an elderly couple behaving unusually or what would appear to be out of character," said Acting Det Chief Insp Jon Fanner.

He also renewed an appeal for anyone who saw the couple get off a bus travelling from Brighton to the Seven Sisters area to come forward.

All the car parks at the country park reopened on Saturday.

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