Police name man found dead in Mid Sussex village

Police have identified a man whose body was found in a Mid Sussex village

A section of land off Church Lane, Albourne, Hassocks was cordoned off after a body was found last month.

A Sussex Police spokesman said shortly before 1pm on Thursday (July 30), police received a report of a man’s body found near Church Lane, Albourne, Hassocks.

A spokesman added: “Officers attended and the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police cordoned off a section of a Mid Sussex village after a body was found. AGP_MDM_300720ALBOURNE

Police have now formally identified the body as that of Peter Shotton, 68, of The Twitten, Albourne.

There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner’s officer has been informed, police said.