Floral tributes laid at site of motorist’s death

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A motorist has died after his car crashed through a fence and was engulfed by flames on a beach on Sunday morning (June 14).

The body of a man was discovered in the burnt-out wreckage of a green VW Polo at the bottom of cliffs in Peacehaven at 6.25am. It is thought the car smashed through fencing at the end of Lincoln Avenue.

A spokesperson from Sussex Police said: “The body of a man was discovered in the burnt-out remains of a car discovered at the bottom of cliffs in Peacehaven on Sunday morning (June 14).

“The green VW Polo, which appears to have gone through fencing at the top of the cliff at the end of Lincoln Avenue, was reported at 6.24am. The man’s body was found in the wreckage.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious at this time and his next of kin have been informed.

“Anyone who may have seen the car in the area in the hours before it was found or who may have heard anything is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 352 of 14/06.”

A spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service added: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended an incident along with Sussex Police on Sunday, June 14, 2015. We can confirm that one person died and that a joint investigation is on-going.”

A number of floral tributes have been laid on the cliff top. Writing on one bunch of flowers read: “RIP mate.”

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