Floral tributes laid at site of Hailsham pupil’s fatal cliff fall

Flowers were laid at the site of Arthur Cave's fatal fall. SUS-150715-164358001

Flowers were laid at the site of Arthur Cave's fatal fall. SUS-150715-164358001

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Tributes have been paid to a Bede’s Senior School pupil who died after falling from a cliff yesterday (July 14).

Arthur Cave, who had just finished Year 10 at the school in Upper Dicker, Hailsham, was found with life-threatening injuries on the underpass of Ovingdean Gap at 6pm on Tuesday evening.

Friends were seen paying tribute to Arthur at the Ovingdean Undercliff Cafe. SUS-150715-164044001

Friends were seen paying tribute to Arthur at the Ovingdean Undercliff Cafe. SUS-150715-164044001

Members of the public administered first aid at the scene and the 15-year-old, son of musician Nick Cave, was rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, but sadly died of his injuries later that day.

Sussex Police has said the death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner is investigating.

The teenager’s parents, Nick and Susie Cave, have paid tribute to their son. They said: “Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy.

“We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.”

Flowers were laid at the site of Arthur Cave's fatal fall. SUS-150715-164414001

Flowers were laid at the site of Arthur Cave's fatal fall. SUS-150715-164414001

Nick Cave, who lives in Lewes Crescent, Brighton, with his family, is an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as the singer of the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Floral tributes have today been laid at the site by friends, fellow students and Arthur’s twin brother, Earl.

In a hand-written message attached to a bunch of flowers, Earl wrote: “Arthur - I love you so much, you were a joy to be around and I will never forget you. You were the best brother I could ever ask for.”

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