Sussex

Man bailed over fatal Bexhill flat fire

Bexhill fire scene
Image caption The woman was found inside the flat by firefighters but paramedics could not save her

A 40-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after a 42-year-old woman died at the scene of a fire in East Sussex has been released on bail.

The woman was found by fire crews called to a flat in Sackville Road, Bexhill, at 0023 BST on Monday.

Police said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further pathology tests would be carried out.

Officers are investigating the cause of the fire, which is thought to be suspicious.

A man managed to escape from the flat and was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

He was later released and taken into police custody for questioning.

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