Police cordon
Police have appealed for information from anyone who witnessed a disturbance (Reuters)

A man is being questioned by police in connection with the murder of a young woman in an East Sussex seaside town. The 20-year-old victim, who has not been formally identified, was found stabbed at a house on Sutherland Avenue in Bexhill-on-Sea at around 1.35pm on Friday 27 August.

Emergency services were called, but she died at the scene. The 21-year-old suspect, who is believed to have been known to the victim, was arrested by police after they searched the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft said: "We are in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing to anyone who heard any disturbance or saw anything suspicious around this time in Sutherland Avenue to contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Rockingham, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.