Man to face murder quiz after woman's body found


A murder probe has been launched after a woman's body was found at a village property.

Police were called to the address in West End, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, at 11.30am on Monday, after concerns were raised about the woman's welfare.

A 50-year-old man from Battle, who is known to the victim, has been taken to hospital and is to be questioned by detectives in connection with the death.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a woman's body in Herstmonceux, near Hailsham.

"Shortly before 11.30am on Monday (21 March) officers attended an address in West End, Herstmonceux, following concerns for the occupant. Officers found the body of a woman within the property.

"Detectives are waiting to speak to a 50-year-old man from Battle, known to the woman, who is currently being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for serious injuries."