Hove man, 85, arrested after woman found dead

An 85-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 71-year old woman was found in the bedroom of her home in Hove.

Police and paramedics found the body of the woman, who has not been named, at a flat in Court Farm Road, shortly after 10:30 GMT on Thursday.

The man was taken from the flat to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

He was later arrested. The woman's next of kin are being informed.

Sussex Police said the man and woman were known to each other and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

Police said the woman had no apparent external injuries and the cause of death had not yet been established.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place on Friday.

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