A 52-YEAR-OLD man has been released on police bail after a woman plunged to her death from a seventh floor flat.

He was initially arrested on suspicion of the murder of Nicola Redman, 33, who fell from Clarendon House in Hove just before 6am on Saturday. She died at the scene.

A pool of blood lay on the floor at the foot of the tower block on Saturday as paramedics carried the body into an ambulance.


Forensics officers then arrived to comb the area.

On Sunday evening the man was released on police bail until February 13 as the investigation continues.

Earlier, a witness said she had seen two police officers comforting someone outside the block of flats, saying “don’t worry, we’ll make sure you’re OK”.

The 52-year-old man was in custody for interview and further enquiries but has been bailed until February 13.


Sussex Police said the death was being investigated by detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team.

It said the police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), has been notified because the force had recently been in contact with the man and woman.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Chapman said: "We appreciate the understanding and co-operation of local residents and Nicola's family as we continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this tragic death."