Body at Beachy Head cliffs identified as 25-year-old man

The body of a man found at the foot of cliffs at Beachy Head has been identified as that of 25-year-old Joseph Waller from Petersfield in Hampshire.

Police were called to Beachy Head at 11.30am on Sunday (December 29) to reports a body had been seen at the bottom of the cliffs. It was recovered by lifeboat.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed. An inquest was opened and adjourned on Thursday (January 2).