Sussex

Hove flats fall: Murder arrest as woman plunges to her death

Police at Clarendon House in Clarendon Road, Hove Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL
Image caption Officers have been at the flats since 05:55 GMT

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who fell to her death from a block of flats.

The woman fell from the seventh floor of Clarendon House in Clarendon Road, Hove, at about 05:55 GMT.

A 52-year-old man, said by police to have known the victim, was arrested.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been notified, as Sussex Police had had recent contact with the man and woman.

Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL
Image caption The force has notified the Independent Office for Police Conduct
Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL
Image caption The victim was pronounced dead at the scene
Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL
Image caption Police said the suspect and victim were known to each other

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