BREAKING: Police launch murder probe after woman’s body is found in Herstmonceux

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200056001

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200056001

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Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body in Herstmonceux today (Monday, March 21).

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

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200432001

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200432001

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.

No more details are available at this time.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or who may have other relevant information is asked to e-mail 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Partridge.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200518001

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200518001

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A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200328001

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