Body on Bexhill beach confirmed as St Leonards writer Sally Brampton

Sally Brampton
Sally Brampton

The body found on the beach in Bexhill on Tuesday (May 10) has been confirmed as popular agony aunt Sally Brampton from St Leonards.

It was widely reported yesterday (Wednesday) that the former Sunday Times columnist had died after being seen walking into the sea.

The air ambulance landed on the beach after the body was found. Photo by Jayan Jackson

The air ambulance landed on the beach after the body was found. Photo by Jayan Jackson

But police have confirmed the identity of the body found below Galley Hill was Sally.

The beloved author’s body was spotted around 2.30pm and pulled ashore by a member of the public.

An air ambulance landed on the beach, but she was declared dead at the scene.

Victoria Health editor Gill Sinclair said Sally was last seen walking into the sea, but there are no witnesses who have come forward to confirm this fact.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw Sally at any time from the evening before up until the discovery of her body.

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting serial 893 of 10/05.

Tributes paid to St Leonards author and agony aunt Sally Brampton

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