Police name Bexhill woman who died of ‘gunshot wounds’

A woman who was found dead after emergency services were called to her home in Bexhill has been identified.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 2:59 pm
Carol Smith. Picture courtesy of Sussex Police SUS-211002-142317001

Sussex Police said ambulance paramedics and police attended the address in Watermill Lane at 1.45am on Saturday (February 6) and discovered the body of 75-year-old Carol Smith.

A post-mortem has been carried out and a provisional cause of death was an injury consistent with gunshot wounds, police said.

The inquest will be formally opened tomorrow (Thursday, February 11) and then adjourned for further enquiries.

Officers at the scene. Picture: Jessup/Mitchell SUS-210602-134434001

Police said a man, known to her aged 78, was found with a serious injury in the house.

He was arrested in connection with the incident and taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Duncan Elliott, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Unit, said: “This is being treated as a tragic isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection to it.

“Carol’s family have released a photo of her and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time and we would ask the public to respect their privacy.”

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