Man dies in Sussex flat fire

Police are investigating a fire at a flat in which a man died.

Sunday, 14th February 2021, 2:05 pm

Shortly after 2am on Sunday (14 February) emergency services were called to the flat in Seaside Road, Eastbourne, after a fire had been reported by neighbours, police said.

The fire was confined to the flat and the occupants of neighbouring flats were safely evacuated, according to police.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the body of a man, who has not yet been identified, was found in the flat and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Police are investigating

Eight fire engines were sent to the scene shortly after 2am.

Officers are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in or round Cloister Court in Seaside Road last night or up till 2am today, or who has any other information, to contact the police.

You can do so online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Westdene.

The investigation is at an early stage and officers are working to understand the circumstances around this tragic death.