Inquest held into death of Eastbourne father-of-three

An inquest into the death of a popular father-of-three who was crushed by a coach was held today (Thursday).

Daniel Haffenden, 43, died when the coach he was working under collapsed on top of him on July 19 last year.

The camber of the road along the seafront where he was working was brought into question at the inquest which took place at Eastbourne Magistrates Court, as well as whether the self-levelling mechanism on the coach had activated.

Tributes poured in following his death with one friend calling him a ‘hard-working man’, adding, ‘Your smile will never be forgotten’.

At today’s inquest coroner Alan Craze recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.

The full story will appear in tomorrow’s Eastbourne Herald.