Body found in search for missing Sussex man

Police searching for a missing man from Sussex have recovered a body from the sea near Seaford.

Officers found the body near the water’s edge at Tide Mills after a member of the public alerted police at 8.56am on Tuesday (January 19) to the body of a man on the beach near Seaford.

Sadly, police believe the body to be that of missing 69-year-old Gareth Jones from Hove. His family have been made aware, according to police.

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Police said there are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner’s office has been informed.

Police update.

Gareth’s dog was also sadly found deceased on the beach in Brighton on Monday (January 18).