SCOTTISH investigators have concluded their investigation into the death of promising Sussex cricketer Matt Hobden.

The 22-year-old died suddenly on January 2 near Inverness in Scotland, with local police treating his death as unexplained.

It was reported shortly afterwards that he was asleep on the roof of a mansion in Forres before tragically falling to his death.

It is understood that with friends they had gone up on to the roof the previous evening to look at the stars.

Born in Eastbourne, Hobden was seen as a rising talent in cricket and was tipped for a bright future with England.

A Crown Office spokesman for Scotland's Procurator Fiscal, which is the legal equivalent of a coroner in England, told The Argus that the investigation has concluded and that Matt's family are satisfied with the findings.

He said: "The Procurator Fiscal received a report in connection with the death of a 22-year-old on Saturday, 2nd January at an address near Forres, Morayshire.

“The investigation into the death, under the direction of Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU), has now concluded and the family have been made aware of the outcome of that investigation.

“After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, the Procurator Fiscal concluded that no further action is required.”

After his death, Matt's shirt number was retired by Sussex CCC and a tree was planted in his honour.

Mark Davis, head coach of the Sussex cricket team, said the "sky was the limit" for the player with England bowling coach Kevin Shine predicting he would play for his country.