Update: Man who slept in snow was drunk

First published in News by , Crime reporter

A man who was found unconscious in woodland had fallen over drunk and slept in the snow all night, he confessed to police.

The Argus asked for information over the weekend and was given a short statement saying police were investigating the incident but it was early days.

The man told people who found him, including hero Toby Roberts, that he had been “beaten up”.

Mr Roberts discovered the 22-year-old unconscious in woodland off Paradise Drive, Eastbourne.

He told Mr Roberts, 32, from Seaford, he had been beaten up after being discovered at 8.30am on Saturday.

Today a Sussex Police spokesman said: “The man, who lives in Brighton, was discharged from hospital on Saturday.

“Police have now spoken to him and he is not alleging any assault.

“He believes he slipped and fell due to icy weather and having been drinking. There is no firm information as to how long he had been there although he said he thinks he had been there all night.”

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1:23pm Mon 21 Jan 13

NickBrt says...

Moron. Shame the people who took risks to assist him bothered.
Moron. Shame the people who took risks to assist him bothered. NickBrt
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2:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

MuammarQaddafi says...

Another story we may never really know the truth of. The original story said he was found "bloody and battered." If he's got a gang against him, he might be saying he was drunk out of fear. Or the original language may have been overwrought. Who knows? We never will.
Another story we may never really know the truth of. The original story said he was found "bloody and battered." If he's got a gang against him, he might be saying he was drunk out of fear. Or the original language may have been overwrought. Who knows? We never will. MuammarQaddafi
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3:51pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

When we had snow two years ago, I was closing the bedroom curtains about about midnight and could see something on the pavement behind a row of parked cars.
It looked like bin bags, but I don't know what made me go out and take a closer look but I did.
Laying unconscious in the snow in minus 6, was a young student with a tee shirt, jogging bottoms, canvas shoes and a light summer type jacket on.
My wife is a nurse and came outside and called an ambulance. It transpired that the lad had got absolutely smashed in the pub and walked home and because it was so cold and a challenge to walk in icy conditions, he had collapsed and fallen just fallen asleep in a drunken stupor.
These lads are lucky they didn't die from hypothermia.
When we had snow two years ago, I was closing the bedroom curtains about about midnight and could see something on the pavement behind a row of parked cars. It looked like bin bags, but I don't know what made me go out and take a closer look but I did. Laying unconscious in the snow in minus 6, was a young student with a tee shirt, jogging bottoms, canvas shoes and a light summer type jacket on. My wife is a nurse and came outside and called an ambulance. It transpired that the lad had got absolutely smashed in the pub and walked home and because it was so cold and a challenge to walk in icy conditions, he had collapsed and fallen just fallen asleep in a drunken stupor. These lads are lucky they didn't die from hypothermia. Maxwell's Ghost
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3:56pm Mon 21 Jan 13

leobrighton says...

MuammarQaddafi wrote:
Another story we may never really know the truth of. The original story said he was found "bloody and battered." If he's got a gang against him, he might be saying he was drunk out of fear. Or the original language may have been overwrought. Who knows? We never will.
Is it vital that you know?
[quote][p][bold]MuammarQaddafi[/bold] wrote: Another story we may never really know the truth of. The original story said he was found "bloody and battered." If he's got a gang against him, he might be saying he was drunk out of fear. Or the original language may have been overwrought. Who knows? We never will.[/p][/quote]Is it vital that you know? leobrighton
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3:58pm Mon 21 Jan 13

tooned_in says...

lad is an idiot & who let him stroll home on his own smashed and dressed like that???
lad is an idiot & who let him stroll home on his own smashed and dressed like that??? tooned_in
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4:01pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Crystal Ball says...

Almost a case of Death by Stupidity.
Almost a case of Death by Stupidity. Crystal Ball
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