Arrest made over Bosham death

Valerie Graves, 55, who died on December 30 in Bosham
Valerie Graves, 55, who died on December 30 in Bosham
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POLICE have arrested a man over the murder of a grandmother who was battered to death while she was house-sitting.

Valerie Graves, 55, was found dead at a large family home in Smuggler’s Lane, Bosham, West Sussex, on December 30.

A post mortem found she suffered severe head and facial injuries.

She had been staying at the six-bedroom property with her mother, sister, and children over Christmas.

Detectives at Sussex Police have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder.

The 22-year-old man was held on Tuesday and is in custody.