A 73-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in a house.

Sussex Police were called to the property in Weatherby Close, Eastbourne, yesterday afternoon following the discovery of the 62-year-old woman who lived there.

Officers are treating the circumstances surrounding her death as suspicious.

A 73-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Barry Chandler said “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this tragic time for them, but our investigation is at an early stage and we are working to establish the full circumstances of her death”.

A postmortem is due to take place this afternoon.

Sussex Police also confirmed that “the man and woman are known to each other”.