UPDATE: Murder probe is second tragedy for village

JPCT 09-06-11 West Chiltington. Nyetimber Lane. Calluna. Murder scene -photo by steve cobb
JPCT 09-06-11 West Chiltington. Nyetimber Lane. Calluna. Murder scene -photo by steve cobb
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A RETIRED property developer stabbed and bludgeoned his wife to death in 2007 just yards from the scene of yesterday’s suspected murder in West Chiltington.

Roger Goswell, 66, killed wife Susan, 63, at their home in Silverwood before taking his own life by driving his Smart car into a tree in nearby Monkmead Lane in December of that year.

Yesterday, a pensioner was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a property in Nyetimber Lane, just around the corner.

Police launched a murder investigation yesterday after a woman’s body was discovered at a house in Nyetimber Lane, West Chiltington.

A man in his 60s, thought to be the woman’s husband, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was found to be injured at the scene and remains in hospital.

Police have yet to name the victim but it’s understood the pair moved to the village in October 2010 and rented the 6-bed property from a local landlord.

For a full report pick up next week’s County Times.

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