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Pensioner, 78, arrested for murder after man dies in countryside town

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in West Sussex.

Police say they responded to a report of a man unconscious in High Street, Storrington, at 10.05am this morning.

They added that the victim, whose aged has not been revealed, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Sussex Police spokesman explained: ‘A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

‘This is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the wider community.’

Members of the victim’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

Forensic experts are on the scene and there is a heightened police presence in the area.

The road is likely to be closed for several hours while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information which could help detectives with their investigation is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting Operation Kingscross.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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