UPDATE: Body of a man found on Brighton beach

Body found washed up on beach

Body found washed up on beach

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A body of a man was discovered on a beach this morning.

The corpse of a man was discovered on the shingle of Brighton Beach at 9.25am by a member of the public who then reported their find to the police.

A cordon was set up and specialist police units and a team from Shoreham Coastguard moved in and worked quickly to recover the body before the fast-approaching tide came in.

The body was discovered on the  shore near to Duke’s Mound and the Volk’s Railways just off Madeira Drive – it is unclear how long it had been there.

Police investigators are now currently working to discover what happened to the man and a police representative said the body's state of decomposition required no special measures to be taken for its recovery.

One beachgoer, who did not wish to be named, said: “It is awful to hear about this, we are just here for the day and you do not expect it - such a terrible thing.”

Workers at seafront businesses reported seeing a strong police presence on the beach and that the coroner left the scene around 12.30pm.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said they sent a response team to assist police teams and that the matter was now being left for the police.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “The body was found at the start of the Volks Railway at 9.25am by a member of the public.

“Coroners officers are working to establish the circumstances of how the body came to be there.

“The body is that of a man and there is no suggestion of his age.”

He added it is currently too early to tell if his death was suspicious. 

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2:03pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Veedub67 says...

Yet again I waste 39 seconds watching an advert only to then watch a 17 second video of the beach. Nothing to do with the story. Just some moving footage of the beach. Thanks for that.
Yet again I waste 39 seconds watching an advert only to then watch a 17 second video of the beach. Nothing to do with the story. Just some moving footage of the beach. Thanks for that. Veedub67
  • Score: 13

2:05pm Sun 31 Aug 14

tekniko says...

That's 56 seconds we'll never get back in life.
That's 56 seconds we'll never get back in life. tekniko
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

At least you are still alive to waste time. Maybe the story should be a lesson that you should enjoy your life instead of posting on here.
I've just wasted 20 seconds posting this.
At least you are still alive to waste time. Maybe the story should be a lesson that you should enjoy your life instead of posting on here. I've just wasted 20 seconds posting this. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 101

2:27pm Sun 31 Aug 14

BlackRocker says...

Veedub67 wrote:
Yet again I waste 39 seconds watching an advert only to then watch a 17 second video of the beach. Nothing to do with the story. Just some moving footage of the beach. Thanks for that.
It shows the area of the beach involved. Were you hoping to see the body?
[quote][p][bold]Veedub67[/bold] wrote: Yet again I waste 39 seconds watching an advert only to then watch a 17 second video of the beach. Nothing to do with the story. Just some moving footage of the beach. Thanks for that.[/p][/quote]It shows the area of the beach involved. Were you hoping to see the body? BlackRocker
  • Score: 35

3:58pm Sun 31 Aug 14

vivahate says...

The body was in an advanced state of decomposition. Hence the ambiguity.
The body was in an advanced state of decomposition. Hence the ambiguity. vivahate
  • Score: -3

4:37pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Nikski says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
At least you are still alive to waste time. Maybe the story should be a lesson that you should enjoy your life instead of posting on here.
I've just wasted 20 seconds posting this.
You are so right; ultimately, posting on here is s pointless waste of time.....and I've just lost another 30 seconds of mine!
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: At least you are still alive to waste time. Maybe the story should be a lesson that you should enjoy your life instead of posting on here. I've just wasted 20 seconds posting this.[/p][/quote]You are so right; ultimately, posting on here is s pointless waste of time.....and I've just lost another 30 seconds of mine! Nikski
  • Score: 5

5:58pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Zeta Function says...

How do they know it's a man? Or even terrestrial?
How do they know it's a man? Or even terrestrial? Zeta Function
  • Score: -17

6:14pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

'now currently'
'now currently' Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 3

7:33pm Sun 31 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

The video has been removed.

But is it really necessary or interesting to interview members of the public who happen to be around? They are hardly likely to say they are happy about it.

"One beachgoer, who did not wish to be named, said: “It is awful to hear about this, we are just here for the day and you do not expect it - such a terrible thing.”
The video has been removed. But is it really necessary or interesting to interview members of the public who happen to be around? They are hardly likely to say they are happy about it. "One beachgoer, who did not wish to be named, said: “It is awful to hear about this, we are just here for the day and you do not expect it - such a terrible thing.” hoveguyactually
  • Score: 15

10:06am Mon 1 Sep 14

roughsea says...

Police teams and a strong presents, obviously the police are not busy in Brighton.
Police teams and a strong presents, obviously the police are not busy in Brighton. roughsea
  • Score: 0

8:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14

BlackRocker says...

roughsea wrote:
Police teams and a strong presents, obviously the police are not busy in Brighton.
Time to get an education or change your spell-checker.
[quote][p][bold]roughsea[/bold] wrote: Police teams and a strong presents, obviously the police are not busy in Brighton.[/p][/quote]Time to get an education or change your spell-checker. BlackRocker
  • Score: 2
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