Two men arrested over woman's death

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 27-year-old woman, police said today.

The victim, who has not been named, was found seriously injured in a VW Passat car in Woodfield Road, Crawley, West Sussex, just after 6pm yesterday.

Paramedics were unable to save the woman and she was declared dead just under an hour later and taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, Surrey.

Two men, aged 30 and 51, both from Crawley, were arrested at the scene and are being held in custody in the town, Sussex Police said.

An investigation is being led by detectives from the force's major crime branch who are trying to establish where she sustained the injuries that led to her death.

An area of Woodfield Road has been cordoned off as scene of crime officers make inquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Nigel Smith said: "The circumstances surrounding this lady's death are not entirely clear at this stage and we have forensic teams working on the car in which she was found and a house in Woodfield Road.

"It would appear that she was the victim of a violent attack and we are examining a knife that was found in the car to establish whether this might have been used in the assault.

"Two men are currently being questioned in relation to the woman's death. We are not seeking anyone else in connection with her death at this stage."

A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later today.