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Woman dies in accident at cliffs in Sussex

Woman does in cliff fall Credit: Press Association image

Sussex Police say early enquiries into the death of a woman at Seven Sisters Country Park indicate it was a tragic accident.

Police, fire, coastguard and ambulance were called to Cuckmere Haven where the body of a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was found at the foot of the cliff.

It happened on Thursday afternoon, 22nd June.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Cliff fall death Credit: Press Association image

Whilst we cannot speculate exactly how the woman died, early enquiries suggest this was a tragic accident. We are continuing to appeal for witnesses as part of the investigation, however the full circumstances will be subject to an inquest and we will not be releasing any further information at this stage. The coroner for East Sussex has been informed and we are currently making attempts to notify the next of kin.

– District Commander Emma Brice

We’d like to remind people to take care around cliff tops and stay well away from the edge, especially in light of the recent incidents at Seaford Head. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest the woman’s death occurred as a result of an erosion to the cliff and it is in no way connected to the Seaford Head incidents.

– Inspector John Adams


Pensioner bailed after man's body found

A 78-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of an elderly man in Sussex has been released on police bail. The body of a man was found at Seven Sisters Country Park early on Friday. The woman from Croydon, who is known to the victim, has been bailed until 10 October.

The victim was found on a path leading to the sea at 2.30am after a call to police. The man has not yet been formally identified by next of kin. Acting DCI Jon Fanner said: 'We are appealing to anyone who may have seen an elderly couple behaving unusually or what would appear to be out of character.

'We also believe they were staying in Brighton so would like to hear from anyone who was on a bus travelling from the city to the Seven Sisters area and who saw an elderly couple get off at this location.'