Woman's body found in Worthing seafront shelter

Worthing seafront. Picture taken from Google Streetview.

Worthing seafront. Picture taken from Google Streetview.

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A woman’s body had been found in a seafront shelter this morning (January 28).

The discovery was made at 8.20am in Marine Parade, Worthing.

Sussex Police say the death is being treated as “unexplained but not suspicious at this stage”.

The Coroners Officer has been informed.

More to come.

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11:44am Tue 28 Jan 14

Valerie Paynter says...

A homeless person, forced to live rough because this country encourages insanely stratospheric rents being charged by buy-to-let amateur landlords with vast mortgages they have to cover? By greedy ones with property bought cheaply decades ago?

Someone just swamped by the killer shark competitive demands of today where people are mostly surplus to demand; and being a bewildered poor person without competitive skills, let alone much education, makes some hide behind madness, drugs or alcohol or just get sieved out of mainstream life and consigned to the street?

Someone whose family life growing up was a mess, with parents incapable of instilling survival skills for the 21st c?

Why is something like one of these more likely than not? And why does becoming a developed nation not mean preventing the streets from filling up with homeless or broken people?
A homeless person, forced to live rough because this country encourages insanely stratospheric rents being charged by buy-to-let amateur landlords with vast mortgages they have to cover? By greedy ones with property bought cheaply decades ago? Someone just swamped by the killer shark competitive demands of today where people are mostly surplus to demand; and being a bewildered poor person without competitive skills, let alone much education, makes some hide behind madness, drugs or alcohol or just get sieved out of mainstream life and consigned to the street? Someone whose family life growing up was a mess, with parents incapable of instilling survival skills for the 21st c? Why is something like one of these more likely than not? And why does becoming a developed nation not mean preventing the streets from filling up with homeless or broken people? Valerie Paynter
  • Score: 14

12:24pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Cory and Trevor says...

All true, Valerie, but we know nothing yet of the circumstances of the poor lady in question, nor her demise.

At least one of your comments may well be pertinent to this case yet, but until we know anything, we should wait before condemning our entire culture. (You're right about that though.)
All true, Valerie, but we know nothing yet of the circumstances of the poor lady in question, nor her demise. At least one of your comments may well be pertinent to this case yet, but until we know anything, we should wait before condemning our entire culture. (You're right about that though.) Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 10

12:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

melfromhove says...

Blimey Valerie - how did you glean all that info from the article above?
Blimey Valerie - how did you glean all that info from the article above? melfromhove
  • Score: 8

1:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Valerie Paynter says...

melfromhove wrote:
Blimey Valerie - how did you glean all that info from the article above?
Do articles not make YOU reflect, consider and relate content to the wider business of life? What do you think the media is FOR? To just mindlessly look at and react to? In button pushing angry, tearful, shocked, amused, moved, disgusted, etc. audience ways? Discuss.
[quote][p][bold]melfromhove[/bold] wrote: Blimey Valerie - how did you glean all that info from the article above?[/p][/quote]Do articles not make YOU reflect, consider and relate content to the wider business of life? What do you think the media is FOR? To just mindlessly look at and react to? In button pushing angry, tearful, shocked, amused, moved, disgusted, etc. audience ways? Discuss. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: -7

3:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

scrittipollitti says...

I know of this lady and I know her family, my condolences to the family who lost a mum/grandmother in very unexpected circumstances.
I know of this lady and I know her family, my condolences to the family who lost a mum/grandmother in very unexpected circumstances. scrittipollitti
  • Score: 10

3:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

scrittipollitti says...

Valerie, you have no idea what went on here and none of it relates to anything you have posted above. Thanks for your input though, im sure the family who lost a loved mother/grandmother last night would really appriciate your words of kindness!
Valerie, you have no idea what went on here and none of it relates to anything you have posted above. Thanks for your input though, im sure the family who lost a loved mother/grandmother last night would really appriciate your words of kindness! scrittipollitti
  • Score: 11

9:40pm Tue 28 Jan 14

whoee! says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
A homeless person, forced to live rough because this country encourages insanely stratospheric rents being charged by buy-to-let amateur landlords with vast mortgages they have to cover? By greedy ones with property bought cheaply decades ago?

Someone just swamped by the killer shark competitive demands of today where people are mostly surplus to demand; and being a bewildered poor person without competitive skills, let alone much education, makes some hide behind madness, drugs or alcohol or just get sieved out of mainstream life and consigned to the street?

Someone whose family life growing up was a mess, with parents incapable of instilling survival skills for the 21st c?

Why is something like one of these more likely than not? And why does becoming a developed nation not mean preventing the streets from filling up with homeless or broken people?
Oh dear...I think i'm going to be sick
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: A homeless person, forced to live rough because this country encourages insanely stratospheric rents being charged by buy-to-let amateur landlords with vast mortgages they have to cover? By greedy ones with property bought cheaply decades ago? Someone just swamped by the killer shark competitive demands of today where people are mostly surplus to demand; and being a bewildered poor person without competitive skills, let alone much education, makes some hide behind madness, drugs or alcohol or just get sieved out of mainstream life and consigned to the street? Someone whose family life growing up was a mess, with parents incapable of instilling survival skills for the 21st c? Why is something like one of these more likely than not? And why does becoming a developed nation not mean preventing the streets from filling up with homeless or broken people?[/p][/quote]Oh dear...I think i'm going to be sick whoee!
  • Score: 1

12:19am Wed 29 Jan 14

sound_man says...

A sad loss to the family and friends of this lady. We can't speculate on the circumstances as we don't know what they are. Respect those who are suffering a loss and not pass comment at what will be a tender and difficult time.
A sad loss to the family and friends of this lady. We can't speculate on the circumstances as we don't know what they are. Respect those who are suffering a loss and not pass comment at what will be a tender and difficult time. sound_man
  • Score: 4

12:50am Wed 29 Jan 14

Valerie Paynter says...

scrittipollitti wrote:
Valerie, you have no idea what went on here and none of it relates to anything you have posted above. Thanks for your input though, im sure the family who lost a loved mother/grandmother last night would really appriciate your words of kindness!
I am glad she did not suffer in the way those I referred to increasingly do and I wish the Argus had referred to a "woman found dead" rather than "a woman's body". Condolences to all who knew her at this painful time.
[quote][p][bold]scrittipollitti[/bold] wrote: Valerie, you have no idea what went on here and none of it relates to anything you have posted above. Thanks for your input though, im sure the family who lost a loved mother/grandmother last night would really appriciate your words of kindness![/p][/quote]I am glad she did not suffer in the way those I referred to increasingly do and I wish the Argus had referred to a "woman found dead" rather than "a woman's body". Condolences to all who knew her at this painful time. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: 2

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