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88-year-old woman in Hove was murdered, police believe

The Argus: Investigation launched after body found in Hove street Investigation launched after body found in Hove street

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 88-year-old woman was found dead this morning.

Major crime detectives are investigating her death.

The woman was discovered dead at the doorstep of an address in Baltimore Court, The Drive, Hove, at 7am.

She lived in the property and was discovered by a member of the public.

Police were called by the ambulance service.

This morning the whole area cordoned was off but people living in Baltimore Court were allowed to come in and out from the back door.

There was an ambulance, seven police cars and a scenes of crime car.

A window on the second floor was open. Detective Inspector Mick Jones told The Argus he could not say whether the lady had fallen from it.

It is believed the woman was in her nightwear when she found.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon, of Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, is leading the investigation.

She said: "Detectives are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death of the woman and I would appeal for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in The Drive before 7am this morning to contact police."

Detectives remain at the scene in The Drive this afternoon. A post mortem is due to be held late tomorrow afternoon.

A 49-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Brighton this afternoon.

Anyone with information which may assist police with their enquiries is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Atlantic.

For tributes to the victim and more on this story see tomorrow's Argus. 

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12:21pm Thu 3 Jan 13

willy harris says...

R.I.P. too this lady
R.I.P. too this lady willy harris
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12:26pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Hove Actually says...

Another page in the book of life turns
Rest in Peace
Another page in the book of life turns Rest in Peace Hove Actually
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4:31pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Athena says...

How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.
How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough. Athena
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5:30pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

Athena wrote:
How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.
Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.
[quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.[/p][/quote]Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP. Ballroom Blitz
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5:38pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Athena wrote:
How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.
I agree. In a way I hope it is suicide and not a ghastly murder.

Bless her heart.
[quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.[/p][/quote]I agree. In a way I hope it is suicide and not a ghastly murder. Bless her heart. Algeria Touchshriek
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5:46pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Athena says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Athena wrote:
How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.
Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.
Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia.
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.[/p][/quote]Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.[/p][/quote]Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia. Athena
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5:48pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Athena says...

Athena wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Athena wrote:
How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.
Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.
Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia.
I stand by my comments regarding dementia. Now the police say this lady was murdered. Even sadder. RIP
[quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.[/p][/quote]Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.[/p][/quote]Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia.[/p][/quote]I stand by my comments regarding dementia. Now the police say this lady was murdered. Even sadder. RIP Athena
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11:06pm Thu 3 Jan 13

mattgraff says...

Athena wrote:
Athena wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Athena wrote:
How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.
Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.
Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia.
I stand by my comments regarding dementia. Now the police say this lady was murdered. Even sadder. RIP
A big back track there!
[quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.[/p][/quote]Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.[/p][/quote]Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia.[/p][/quote]I stand by my comments regarding dementia. Now the police say this lady was murdered. Even sadder. RIP[/p][/quote]A big back track there! mattgraff
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11:11pm Thu 3 Jan 13

mattgraff says...

mattgraff wrote:
Athena wrote:
Athena wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
Athena wrote:
How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.
Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.
Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia.
I stand by my comments regarding dementia. Now the police say this lady was murdered. Even sadder. RIP
A big back track there!
So this has nothing to do with dementia, now go and work you Therese on the the rest of Sussex crime!
[quote][p][bold]mattgraff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Athena[/bold] wrote: How sad. Possibly someone with dementia who had had enough.[/p][/quote]Total speculation. Keep it to yourself and give this poor old lady some respect. RIP.[/p][/quote]Of course it is speculation. But I know someone who is in this frame of mind. More must be done for the elderly, particularly those with dementia.[/p][/quote]I stand by my comments regarding dementia. Now the police say this lady was murdered. Even sadder. RIP[/p][/quote]A big back track there![/p][/quote]So this has nothing to do with dementia, now go and work you Therese on the the rest of Sussex crime! mattgraff
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12:23am Fri 4 Jan 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

How do you know it's nothing to do with dementia - could be the person who's died had it and the person who's been arrested has murdered her because her dementia drove him to it - having a mum who's had Alzheimer's for 13 years I know they can be very trying and also get very aggressive at times.

It's a free country and we're free to make comments - thank goodness.
How do you know it's nothing to do with dementia - could be the person who's died had it and the person who's been arrested has murdered her because her dementia drove him to it - having a mum who's had Alzheimer's for 13 years I know they can be very trying and also get very aggressive at times. It's a free country and we're free to make comments - thank goodness. getThisCoalitionOut
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6:18am Fri 4 Jan 13

monkeymoo says...

First, R.I.P to the lady and best wishes to her family and friends.

Second, Do the police still get "trauma" pay (a bonus for any incident they attend that could be traumatic to them)? Just wondered why 7 police cars were at the scene well after the fact!?
First, R.I.P to the lady and best wishes to her family and friends. Second, Do the police still get "trauma" pay (a bonus for any incident they attend that could be traumatic to them)? Just wondered why 7 police cars were at the scene well after the fact!? monkeymoo
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3:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

holly1977 says...

monkeymoo wrote:
First, R.I.P to the lady and best wishes to her family and friends.

Second, Do the police still get "trauma" pay (a bonus for any incident they attend that could be traumatic to them)? Just wondered why 7 police cars were at the scene well after the fact!?
Monkeymoo what are you on about? Trauma Pay? there is no such thing, and what an awful thing to suggest that officers would only attend to get extra pay? those officers are there to find out the truth about what happened, and bring to justice anyone who should face that.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: First, R.I.P to the lady and best wishes to her family and friends. Second, Do the police still get "trauma" pay (a bonus for any incident they attend that could be traumatic to them)? Just wondered why 7 police cars were at the scene well after the fact!?[/p][/quote]Monkeymoo what are you on about? Trauma Pay? there is no such thing, and what an awful thing to suggest that officers would only attend to get extra pay? those officers are there to find out the truth about what happened, and bring to justice anyone who should face that. holly1977
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8:47pm Fri 4 Jan 13

monkeymoo says...

holly1977 wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
First, R.I.P to the lady and best wishes to her family and friends.

Second, Do the police still get "trauma" pay (a bonus for any incident they attend that could be traumatic to them)? Just wondered why 7 police cars were at the scene well after the fact!?
Monkeymoo what are you on about? Trauma Pay? there is no such thing, and what an awful thing to suggest that officers would only attend to get extra pay? those officers are there to find out the truth about what happened, and bring to justice anyone who should face that.
Strange how the 7 police cars (and all their occupants) paid no attention when she was alive, and contacted the police for being "in fear of her life".

Please read all the facts (from reputable media) before you comment...!
[quote][p][bold]holly1977[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: First, R.I.P to the lady and best wishes to her family and friends. Second, Do the police still get "trauma" pay (a bonus for any incident they attend that could be traumatic to them)? Just wondered why 7 police cars were at the scene well after the fact!?[/p][/quote]Monkeymoo what are you on about? Trauma Pay? there is no such thing, and what an awful thing to suggest that officers would only attend to get extra pay? those officers are there to find out the truth about what happened, and bring to justice anyone who should face that.[/p][/quote]Strange how the 7 police cars (and all their occupants) paid no attention when she was alive, and contacted the police for being "in fear of her life". Please read all the facts (from reputable media) before you comment...! monkeymoo
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