Teenage boy, 17, arrested in Brighton murder investigation

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 69-year-old woman was found at an address in Brighton.

Police discovered the body after being called to a residential address in Cedars Gardens, Withdean, shortly before 7pm yesterday.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

“The boy and woman are known to each other,” a Sussex Police spokesman said.

The Argus: The scene in Withdean as Sussex Police launched a murder investigationThe scene in Withdean as Sussex Police launched a murder investigation

“Police are not currently looking for anyone else in relation to the crime and there is no risk to the local community.

“The investigation, which is being carried out by detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team working with local officers, is at an early stage and no further information is available at present.”

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