A man was found hanged in a city park, an inquest has heard.

Aaron Clements, from Brighton, was found by a passer-by in East Brighton Park early in the morning of April 22 this year.

The person who found him in Brighton called 999 and Sussex Police and other emergency services went to the scene.

In an inquest into 32-year-old Aaron's death which opened at Edes House in West Street, Chichester yesterday, the court heard that emergency services tried to save his life but were unable to.


At present, the circumstances of his death are unknown, but the cause of his death has been given as hanging.

The inquest, which opened yesterday, has been suspended until later in the year.

Joanne Andrews, Area Coroner for West Sussex, Brighton and Hove coroner service told the court the inquest will continue on August 7 at a Coroner’s Court to be confirmed.

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Messages about Aaron Clements were written on football shirts attached to a tree in East Brighton Park folloing his death.

Dozens of bouquets of flowers were laid on the ground, while a minute’s applause was held for Aaron ahead of Whitehawk’s last Tuesday evening.

People shared fond memories of Aaron, with one message reading: “I will always remember your wise words, your kind heart, and our amazing times.

“I wish you knew how much you meant. Love you forever and always.”

Aaron’s family are raising money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably in his memory.