Body found at Cuckmere Haven identified as Brighton clubber

The body of a woman who was washed up at Cuckmere Haven has been identified as a Brighton resident who ran into the sea just before Christmas.

Joanna Brown, 36, of Ewart Street, had not been seen since she left a club and dashed into the waves shortly after 2am on December 21.

Her body was found by a member of the public at 8am on December 28.

Her reason for running into the water is still not clear, but her death is not being treated as suspicious and the Brighton and Hove Coroner’s officer is continuing enquiries.