Police report themselves to IOPC after Woman is found murdered in Hove

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A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the death of a woman in Hove.

At 5.53am on Saturday (18 January) police were called to Clarendon House, Clarendon Road, Hove, after a woman believed to be in her early thirties was reported to have fallen to the ground from the 7th floor of the flats. She was sadly confirmed dead at the scene. The death is being investigated by detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team and a 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

This incident is being notified to the IOPC for their consideration in view of recent police contact with the two people involved.

The man and woman were known to each other.

The investigation is at an early stage and no further information is currently available.