County news: Man found dead surrounded by cylinders

A man was found dead and surrounded by cylinders in Sussex on Friday night (January 22).

Police found the body of a 53-year-old man along with cylinders of unknown substance in Hove at around 9.15pm.

A 53-year-old man was found dead in Hove on Friday night SUS-160124-102447001

A 53-year-old man was found dead in Hove on Friday night SUS-160124-102447001

Bystanders said the man’s son originally discovered the body.

Neighbours to the New Church Road house were briefly evacuated as a precaution.

But it was soon determined that there was no threat to public safety and were allowed back into their properties.

Sussex Police is not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team also attended.

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