Elderly Eastbourne man dies after falling from mobility scooter

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An 82-year-old man has died after falling down a flight of steps near Gildredge Park on his mobility scooter last week (June 6).

The man suffered a serious injury during the fall, which took place at the entrance to the park opposite Moatcroft Road at about 4.30pm.

He has since died from his injuries at the DGH.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

A police spokesperson said, “We’d like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, and in particular a woman who had a silver car who was with her small child.

“She kindly summoned help for the gentleman, who was unconscious, and an ambulance was called. Police would like to speak to her to assist with their enquiries to try to establish what happened.

“If she, or anyone else, can help then please contact police on 101 and quote incident 655 of 12 June.”