Man arrested over Maresfield woman's murder

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image captionA man was arrested half an hour after the woman's body was found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at her East Sussex home.

Police made the discovery at a house in Field End in Maresfield at 07:30 BST on Thursday.

Her next of kin have been informed, but she has not been formally identified, a Sussex Police spokesman said.

A 50-year-old man was arrested on the A22 at Ashurst Wood near East Grinstead about about 08:00 on Thursday. He remains in custody.

Police believe the man and the woman knew one another.

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