Herstmonceux murder inquiry: Man from Battle questioned

Police at scene Officers found the woman's body inside the property

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A man is being questioned on suspicion of murdering a 48-year-old woman found at a property in East Sussex.

The 50-year-old man, who police said was known to the woman, was found with serious injuries and taken to hospital.

He is now being questioned about the death of the woman, named locally as Carrie Izzard, who was found in Herstmonceux on Monday.

Police have not said how she died but said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

Her body was found inside the property in Herstmonceux, near Hailsham, following calls from people concerned for the occupant, according to Sussex Police.

Flowers laid outside the angling shop run by Carrie Izzard Flowers were laid at the shop Carrie Izzard ran

Ms Izzard, who ran an angling shop in the area, had written on social media two days before the discovery of her relief at moving on after splitting from a boyfriend.

She wrote on Facebook: "Exciting times ahead! Getting my life back on track and looking forward to the future! It's better to be on your own, than be with someone that makes you unhappy!"

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on Wednesday to establish the cause of death.

Police at scene Detectives are questioning a man found with serious injuries at a property in Battle

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