Murder probe after elderly man found dead in St Leonards

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was found dead in St Leonards this morning (Monday, March 13).

Monday, 13th March 2017, 2:25 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:08 am
Police at Undercliff, St Leonards SUS-170313-124652001

Emergency services were called to Marine Court on Marina at around 9am to a report a man had fallen from a flat.

A 93-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.

His death is being treated as suspicious at this stage and one man, a 54-year-old, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

Police have taped off Undercliff, St Leonards. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-170313-120540001

Undercliff was taped off by police with numerous police vehicles at the scene.

At this time police said they are not looking for any other parties being involved.

Officers remain on scene and enquiries are continuing.

Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to contact police online at sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal or email [email protected].

Police at Undercliff, St Leonards. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-170313-120557001

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Police have taped off Undercliff, St Leonards. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-170313-120540001
Police at Undercliff, St Leonards. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-170313-120557001
Police at Undercliff, St Leonards. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-170313-120757001