BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Body found on Eastbourne beach

Eastbourne body on beach
Eastbourne body on beach
0
Have your say

A woman’s body has been found on Eastbourne beach this morning (Wednesday).

Police and coastguards have been at the scene since the alarm was raised at 6am and officers are trying to identify her.

She is in her late 60s or early 70s.

A sussex Police spokesperson said, “At 5.53am police were called to the beach between Holywell and the Wish Tower on Eastbourne seafront where a passer-by had seen a woman’s body at the water’s edge.

“It was found at a point roughly opposite the junction of Bolsover Road with the B2105 King Edward’s Parade, about an hour before high water.

“Police were joined by HM Coastguard and the area was cordoned off while the body - that of a woman believed to be in her late 60s or early 70s and dressed in a navy blue anorak and trousers - was recovered.

“Enquiries are now being made to identify the woman. The coroner has been informed.”

The woman is believed to have been in the water but only for a short time.

A member of the public out walking along the seafront saw the woman’s body and raised the alarm.

* Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at www.eastbourneherald.co.uk

2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ Eastbourne-Herald-and-Gazette

3 Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.