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A PENSIONER has been arrested on suspicion of murder in a picturesque village, police say.

The 68-year-old was cuffed by Sussex Police after a 49-year-old man was found unconscious in Storrington, West Sussex.

Officers raced to the scene on High Street at 10.05am on Sunday but the man was tragically pronounced dead

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Officers raced to the scene on High Street at 10.05am on Sunday but the man was tragically pronounced deadCredit: Eddie Mitchell
A 68-year-old man was arrested by Sussex Police after a 49-year-old man was found unconscious in Storrington, West Sussex

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A 68-year-old man was arrested by Sussex Police after a 49-year-old man was found unconscious in Storrington, West SussexCredit: PA

Officers raced to the scene on High Street at 10.05am on Sunday but the man was tragically pronounced dead.

Residents claimed two men had been arguing over a dog, but cops have not confirmed this or said if it is related to the man’s death.

The deceased man has not yet been named but his family are being supported by specialist officers.

Police say the Sunday morning horror was an isolated incident and there is no further threat posed to the public, The Telegraph reported.

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A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “A 68-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

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“There is a heightened police presence, including forensic officers, in the area.

“It is likely the road will be closed for several hours while the investigation continues.

“Members of the deceased man’s family are being supported by specialist officers.

“This is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the wider community.”

Police and forensics officers remained at the scene on Sunday night.

A cordon is still in place and a police tent was also spotted in the town centre.

Cops say the road will remain closed for several hours while the investigation into the death is ongoing.

In a tweet, Arundel and South Downs MP Andrew Griffith, the local MP, called on residents to allow cops to “quickly establish the facts”.

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Anyone with any information on the incident are urged to report it via 101 or online referencing Operation Kingscross.

Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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