A murder investigation has been launched and a 16-year-old boy arrested after a man was found dead in a residential street.

The 51-year-old's body was found at around 6am today in Gladonian Road, Littlehampton.

The man, from Littlehampton, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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A 16-year-old boy also from the town has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Andy Wolstenholme, senior investigating officer at Sussex Police, said: “We understand this is a shocking incident for a close-knit community in Littlehampton; my condolences are with the family and friends of the victim, and anyone affected by this death.

“We are working hard to establish the facts surrounding the tragic events of last night, and need the assistance of the public to do so, especially by calling in if you were in Gladonian Road between midnight and 6am, either on foot or in a vehicle.


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“It would also support the investigation if any social media posts did not speculate about what happened. If you have information, please call in to the police and we will take that information from you.”

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

You can contact police online, or by calling 101 and quoting Operation Sett. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.