Polegate Cuckoo Trail death: Man named

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Police have named the man found dead on the Cuckoo Trail at Polegate on Monday.

He was 37-year-old Rowan Kilburn, of New Road, Road, Polegate.

His man’s body was discovered during the afternoon and police and emergency services were at the scene and the area cordoned off for several hours.

Pupils from nearby schools who would use the stretch of the Cuckoo Trail to walk home were told to find an alternative route.

Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson said, “Police and ambulance services attended an area of woodland near the start of the Cuckoo Trail at Polegate where a body was discovered on Monday afternoon (March 17).

“The body, thought to be that of a man in his 30s, was found by a member of the public around 2.20pm, not far from the A27 Polegate bypass.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been passed to the coroner’s officer. The man’s next of kin have been informed.”