A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a woman to death in the centre of Brighton last night (Sunday 17 February)
Officers from Sussex Police are holding the man under guard at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he is being treated for stab wounds.
The 24-year-old woman, from Peacehaven, was taken to hospital after being stabbed several times in Queen Square, Brighton, at about 8.45pm. She died shortly afterwards.
Police arrested the man, also from Peacehaven, at the scene. The stab wounds to his body were not thought to be life-threatening.
Detective Inspector Wendy Burton, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said that the stabbing was not a random attack.
She said: “The victim and arrested man are known to each other.
Detective Inspector Burton said that the stabbing “took place in the street in Queen Square and was witnessed by passing members of the public and local residents”.
She added: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident so we can build a picture of what has taken place.
“Our thoughts are with the family of the victim as we investigate this incident.”
Anyone witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.