Man held on suspicion of murder after two people found dead in East Sussex

<span>Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA</span>
Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of two people were found at a house in East Sussex.

Officers attended a property in Lewes Road, Newhaven, shortly after 7pm on Friday and found a 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 64-year-old man from Brighton has been taken into custody.

DCI Kimball Edey said: “We are in the early stages of this fast-moving investigation, following a tragic incident in which two people have sadly lost their lives.

“A suspect was swiftly taken into custody and at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this matter.

“I understand this will be alarming to the community and there will be an increased police presence in the area for some time. I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we establish the full circumstances.”