Sussex

Police get more time to quiz man over Woodingdean death

House in Woodingdean where the woman's body was found
Image caption The body of the woman was found by emergency services called to the house

Police investigating the death of a woman in East Sussex have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of her murder.

The 46-year-old woman was found dead at a house in Rosebery Avenue, Woodingdean, at 0700 GMT on Saturday.

A 46-year-old local man was arrested at the house. On Sunday afternoon magistrates granted Sussex Police an extra 27 hours to question him.

Initial post-mortem tests failed to identify what caused the woman's death.

Further tests are due to be carried out.

Det Ch Insp Nick May, of Sussex Police, said: "We have spent the last 24 hours trying to form a picture of what has happened in the house in Rosebery Avenue leading up to the woman's tragic death.

"Neighbourhood policing teams are in the area making door-to-door inquiries and speaking to local people.

"We are also still appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area in the hours before the woman was found dead to contact police."

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