THE body of a 49-year-old woman has been found in a house in Hollingdean.

Police were called to the home in The Crestway at about 12.15pm after neighbours reported not seeing the resident, who lived by herself, for a while.

When officers entered the premises they found the woman dead.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner's officer has been informed.

A post mortem will be held to establish the cause of death.