Police are continuing with a murder investigation after the body of a man was found on the beach at St Leonards.

Officers were alerted to the discovery, close to Bridge Way, by a dog walker around 7.40am on Thursday (April, 5).

The man, now believed to be in his 70s, was found with an injury to his neck.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Heater said:

“While we have yet to formally identify the victim, Family Liason Officers have been in contact with the next of kin of a man whom we believe is the deceased.

“A cause of death is yet to be established, and the circumstances that led to the death of this man are still being investigated.”

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