Murder investigation launched in Horley

A murder investigation is underway after the body of a 62-year-old man was discovered in Horley on Monday.

Ambulance personnel were called to Upfield Close just after 8am after the body was found. A 55-year-old woman from Horley has been arrested on suspicion of murder and police say their enquiries are ongoing. Officers say they do not believe there is any risk to the wider public.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, which is investigating the incident, said:
“While it is too early to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public at this time. I would like to reassure local residents that my team will be working round the clock to follow up a number of lines of enquiry to ensure that whoever is responsible for this man’s death is brought to justice.

“The man’s next of kin is aware and we will be deploying specially trained officers to support his family as the investigation progresses.

“A number of cordons remain in place at this time and I would like to thank local residents for their support and cooperation while we carry out further enquiries.

“We are also appealing to anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, who has not already come forward, to do so straightaway.”

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police, quoting crime reference number PR/4520118973

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