Body of missing Scaynes Hill man found at Beachy Head


A body recovered from the foot of cliffs near Beachy Head has been identified as 48-year-old Douglas Gardner from Scaynes Hill, police have said.

Police said Mr Gardner was reported missing from his home in Church Road on Thursday, August 14 and his car was found parked on Beachy Head Road near Belle Tout Lighthouse later that day.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Sadly, a body that was spotted by a member of the public on Monday morning (August 18) and recovered by HM Coastguard, has now been identified as Mr Gardner.

“His family have been informed and the matter has been passed to the coroner’s officer.”