Murder probe after woman found dead and Battle man in hospital

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200056001
A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200056001

Police are waiting to speak to a Battle man after a murder investigation was launched following the discovery of a woman’s body in Herstmonceux today (Monday, March 21).

Officers attended an address in West End following concerns for the occupant shortly before 11.30am and found the body of a woman.

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200518001

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman's body was found in Herstmonceux. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-160321-200518001

The 50-year-old man from Battle, known to the woman, is currently being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for serious injuries.

No more details are available at this time.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or who may have other relevant information is asked to e-mail or phone 101, quoting Operation Partridge.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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