UPDATE: Police launch murder probe after body found on beach

Police have closed off the beach while investigations continue. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-180504-130304001
Police have closed off the beach while investigations continue. Photo by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-180504-130304001

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on the beach this morning (Thursday)

Police were called to at Bridge Way, St Leonards, at around 7.40am on Thursday (April 5) after a man’s body was found nearby on the beach at Bulverhythe.

Police say the unidentified man has an injury to his neck and that enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of his death and the circumstances.

Detective Inspector Mark Cullimore from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “We are appealing for witnesses to come forward who saw anything suspicious in the area between 5pm on Wednesday (4 April) and 7.40am on Thursday (April 5).

“We are also trying to identify the victim who is white, possibly aged in his 60s, of slim build, with grey receding hair and was wearing blue jeans and work style boots. If anyone recognises the description of the victim and has any information, please let us know.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Stanton.

Photos by Eddie Mitchell.