A murder investigation is underway following the discovery of a male body on a street in Littlehampton.
Police were alerted to the situation on Gladonian Road around 6 a.m. on Sunday, January 28.
Emergency medical personnel attempted to save the life of the 51-year-old man from Littlehampton, but he was unfortunately declared dead at the location.
The deceased’s family has been notified and is receiving support from officers trained for such situations.
A 16-year-old boy from Littlehampton has been taken into custody on charges of murder as a result of the ongoing investigation. He is currently being held by the police.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Andy Wolstenholme, said: “We understand this is a shocking incident for a close-knit community in Littlehampton; my condolences are with the family and friends of the victim, and anyone affected by this death.
“We are working hard to establish the facts surrounding the tragic events of last night, and need the assistance of the public to do so, especially by calling in if you were in Gladonian Road between midnight and 6am, either on foot or in a vehicle.
“It would also support the investigation if any social media posts did not speculate about what happened. If you have information, please call in to the police and we will take that information from you.”
You can contact police online, or by calling 101 and quoting Operation Sett. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.