Burgess Hill murder investigation latest: man released on bail after woman’s death

Sussex Police have confirmed that a 79-year-old man from Burgess Hill has been released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said detectives are currently investigating the death of a woman at a house in Burgess Hill.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “The suspect has been released with strict bail conditions as the investigation continues.”

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Police said emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to a house in Stonefield Way at around 10.15pm on Wednesday (January 26) after concerns for a woman were raised.

Sussex Police said detectives are investigating the death of a 55-year-old woman at a house in Stonefield Way, Burgess Hill. Photo: Eddie Mitchell.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics who commenced CPR, the 55-year-old woman, from Burgess Hill, was declared deceased, police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Durkin said: “Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the woman at this incredibly difficult time.”

“A man known to her has been arrested on suspicion of murder and our priority is to establish the full circumstances of this tragedy,” he said.

Chief Inspector Durkin added: “We are treating it as an isolated incident with no threat to the wider community, and the public can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area as our enquiries continue.”

He urged anyone with any information about the incident to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Yelverton.

People can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.