A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died in a residential street.

Emergency services were called as the woman was in medical distress at a home in Skylark Avenue, Peacehaven, on Monday afternoon.

Police have now confirmed that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Despite the efforts of paramedics, the woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man, 40, was arrested on suspicion of murder and administering a noxious substance and remains in custody.

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“The suspect and the woman are known to each other.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the woman’s death and her next of kin have been informed.

“Please speak to our neighbourhood policing officers who remain in the area if you have any concerns.”