A man who died after falling while working on Eastbourne Pier has been named by police.

Stephen Penrice, from Sandylonning, Netherton, Cumbria, was carrying out work on the fire damaged first third of Eastbourne Pier when he fell from the structure.

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm to reports that a man had fallen from the pier, however the 44-year-old was sadly declared dead at the scene.

Sussex Police will be joined by colleagues from the Health and Safety Executive to investigate the incident.