Sussex

Murder detectives name 93-year-old Sussex flat fall victim

Marine Court, St Leonards Image copyright Google
Image caption It is unclear which flat the man fell from, Sussex Police said

Murder squad detectives have named a 93-year-old man who died in a fall from a seafront apartment block.

Sven Legnelius plunged from the Marine Court building in which he lived in St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings, East Sussex.

A 54-year-old man, known to him, was arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed to May 10, Sussex Police said.

Emergency services were called to the Grade II-listed block at 09:00 GMT on Monday.

Det Ch Insp Mike Ashcroft said: "We have been in touch with the 93-year-old's family and are providing them with support during this time.

"We are working to establish which floor he fell from and the events leading up to his death."

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