Man released on bail over death of woman aged 55 in Old Town

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A MAN who was arrested in connection with the death of a woman in the Old Town has been released on bail.

The 61-year-old was questioned after the 55-year-old woman was found dead at 10.35pm last Wednesday at a block of flats off George Street next to West Hill Arcade.

The man was released on bail until December 19 while officers carry out further enquiries.

The woman has not yet been formally identified but that is expected to take place over the next few days.

Detective chief inspector Jon Fanner, of Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “We are treating the death as unexplained at this time and are keeping an open mind as to what has happened. I am still keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and may have seen the woman from 7pm to 10.35pm on Wednesday, or who saw or heard anything suspicious, to contact us. Please call us if you know anything, no matter how insignificant you might think it is.” Witnesses and anyone with information can call 101 quoting Operation Bakewell or call the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.