Norman Clark's body was discovered on Thursday.

Police have named a man whose body was found on the beach at St Leonards.

He has been identified as Norman Albert Clark, 71, of Station Road in Northiam.

Mr Clark’s body was discovered by a dog walker close to Bridge Way around 7.40am on Thursday (April, 5), and emergency services were alerted.

An investigation was launched after he was found with a neck injury.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Heater of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said:

“A post mortem was conducted on Saturday (April, 7), but at this time the cause of death remains unascertained and further forensic tests are to be carried out.

“The circumstances surrounding Mr Clark’s death currently remain unexplained and our investigation continues.

“It is crucial that we trace his movements from Wednesday (April, 4) up until the time he was found on the following morning.

“We have found that Mr Clark used his bus pass at 12.40pm on Wednesday to board an Eastbourne-bound bus from Warrior Square to St Leonards.

“The bus route runs along the coast road adjacent to where his body was found the following morning, and we don’t know where he alighted.”

Anyone with information or who saw Mr Clark is asked to contact police online here, or call 101, quoting Operation Stanton.