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"Lovely man" dies after attack

Chris Poole died outside this convenience store on The Hydneye, Eastbourne Photo: ITV Meridian

A man who was murdered in Eastbourne on Thursday has been named locally as Chris Poole who was 46.

More details have emerged about the circumstances surrounding his death which happened outside a Premier convenience store on The Hydneye in Eastbourne.

It's believed he had walked to the shop with his two dogs and on his way out he got into an argument with a group of youths before witnesses said he was attacked repeatedly.

His friends have spoken of their shock at his death.

"He was a lovely man who kept himself to himself but always gave you a smile if he saw you.

– Neighbour, Ann Clark

"He was really kind and especially nice to our son when we first moved to the area."

– Work colleague, Mickie Geal

A 13 year old, 15 year old and a 19 year old have been questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder.