Police appeal after bodies found

Police investigating the deaths of a man and a woman, whose bodies were found at the bottom of cliffs at Beachy Head on Wednesday, are appealing for witnesses who may have seen them before they died.

Coastguards spotted the body of a man at the foot of the cliffs at around 11.15am. While arrangements were being made to recover it, the body of a woman was found a short distance away.

The man is believed to be a 58-year-old from Cardiff and the woman an 81-year-old, also from the city.

They are thought to have arrived at Beachy Head around 8.30am in a black Vauxhall Vectra car that was found parked in the car park at the top of the cliffs.

Det Insp Mark O'Brien said: "We are trying to establish the exact circumstances of these sad deaths and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the couple on or near Beachy Head at any time on Wednesday morning.

"We think that they may have stayed locally the night before and again would like to hear from anyone who may have seen them."