Woman found dead in Bexhill

A woman has been found dead at a house in Bexhill today (Saturday, February 6).

Officers at the scene. Picture: Jessup/Mitchell SUS-210602-134434001
Officers at the scene. Picture: Jessup/Mitchell SUS-210602-134434001

Police said emergency services were called to an address in Watermill Lane, Sidley, at 1.45am after concern for a woman in the property.

The woman aged in her 70s was found dead and a man known to her, also aged in his 70s, was found with significant injuries, Sussex Police said.

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Police added he was arrested in connection with the incident and taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Police were called to the address in the early hours. Picture: Jessup/Mitchell SUS-210602-134424001

Sussex Police said it is working to establish the circumstances of the incident and officers will remain at the scene and in the area for the next few days during the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Unit, said: “This is being treated as a tragic isolated incident and at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection to it.

“We are asking if anyone who has any information which could us with our investigation to contact us.”

People can report online or ring Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Woodhouse.