Man 'crushed by weights'

An inquest is to resume into the death of a fitness fan who died after apparently becoming trapped beneath weight-training equipment as he worked out in a garage in East Sussex.

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BREAKING NEWS: Gym death verdict

Christopher Bailey Credit: ITV Meridian

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded in the case of Christopher Bailey, who was found lying on a weights bench on May 19 this year by his landlord in Mill Close, Portslade.

An inquest in Brighton has heard Mr Bailey, who suffered a broken neck, was three times over the drink-drive limit and had been smoking cannabis.

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