Shana Grice: Man re-arrested in Portslade murder hunt

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Image caption Shana Grice worked in the accounts department of a company in Hove

A man has been arrested for a second time on suspicion of murdering a teenager found dead at her Brighton home.

The body of Shana Grice, 19, was found at a house in Chrisdory Road, Mile Oak, Portslade, after she failed to turn up for work on 25 August.

The 27-year-old Portslade man was first arrested the same day in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and later bailed.

He was arrested again on Thursday following police activity in Hangleton.

Sussex Police said their officers were at the house in Poplar Avenue in the Portslade area in connection with the murder investigation.

A spokesman said Miss Grice's family was being kept informed of developments.

Image caption The man was first arrested after Miss Grice's body was found at the house in Chrisdory Road, Portslade

Miss Grice worked in the accounts department of Palmer and Harvey, a company in Hove.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was notified of Miss Grice's death as police had been in contact with her and "other people" previously, Sussex Police said.

No one else was in the house when her body was found.

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