PHOTOS: Boy arrested on suspicion of murder

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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in Mayfield.

Police arrested the boy, from Crowborough, and a 17-year-old Eastbourne girl, on suspicion of assisting an offender, on Saturday (February 27).

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A murder investigation was launched after officers found the 52-year-old man’s body at his home in Coggins Mill Lane at 6.15pm on Thursday (February 25).

Police were alerted after an employer expressed concern for the welfare of a member of their staff who lived there.

A police spokesman said a postmortem revealed the man, who was believed to be known to the boy, died from ‘multiple injuries’.

Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “This has been a fast moving investigation and we are still making enquiries. We have arrested a suspect on suspicion of murder who is being questioned.

“We want to do all we can to reassure the local community and there are officers in the Coggins Mill Lane area to speak to residents about their concerns.”

Officers were still trying to locate the victim’s next of kin.

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