Three arrested after man dies outside Sainsbury’s in St Leonards

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a man outside a Sainsbury’s store in St Leonards. 

Police were called to the supermarket in John McAdam Way, off Sedlescombe Road North, at 9.45pm on Tuesday (July, 2). 

Officers said despite attempts by emergency services to resuscitate the 40-year-old man, he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The three men arrested, aged 24, 28 and 53, have been released under investigation. 

According to police, the Independent Office for Police Conduct is carrying out an independent investigation into the death after a mandatory referral was made by Sussex Police Professional Standards Department, due to attendance of police to the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Alex Geldart said:

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this time.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the store or just outside the entrance on Tuesday evening at about 9.30pm who may have witnessed something which could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information, or mobile phone footage of the incident, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Millbank.