TWO bodies recovered from the foot of cliffs at Beachy Head have been formally identified.

James Burke, 46, and Joscelyn Burke, 48, both of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, were found at around 9.30am on Thursday, January 28.

Police and coastguard officers started searching at around 8am following reports of concern for two people in the area.

A police helicopter also helped the search.

Police were initially treating the deaths as unexplained but are now treating them as not suspicious.