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Teenager, 17, is arrested on suspicion of murder after body of woman, 69, found in a Brighton home

Teenager, 17, is arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 69-year-old woman he knew was found in a Brighton home

  • The boy and the 69-year-old woman who was killed were known to each other
  • A spokesman for Sussex Police has said the 17-year-old was being questioned
  • It followed the discovery of a body at a house in the Withdean area of the city
  • Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death of woman

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found at a house in Brighton.

The boy and the 69-year-old woman were known to each other.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the 17-year-old was being questioned following the discovery of a body at a house in the Withdean area of the city.

Police are not looking for any one else in connection with the death of the woman and there is no risk to the community.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the 17-year-old was being questioned following the discovery of a body at a house in the Withdean area of the city (general view)

A spokesman said: ‘At 6.55pm on Thursday police were called to a residential address in Cedars Gardens, Withdean, Brighton, where the woman was found deceased.

‘The 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.’

Detectives from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said their investigation is still at an early stage and no further information is available.

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