Police identify man who died in St Leonards flats fall

Daniel Dawson died after falling from flats in Charles Road, St Leonards, on New Year's Day. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police SUS-170301-162543001

Daniel Dawson died after falling from flats in Charles Road, St Leonards, on New Year's Day. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police SUS-170301-162543001

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The man who died after falling from flats in St Leonards in the early hours of New Year’s Day has been officially identified by police.

Daniel Dawson, from St Leonards, died during an incident at an address in Charles Road just after 4.45am.

The 25-year-old’s family said: “Dan lived his life to the full and was the life and soul of the party.

“He is sadly missed, as he always will be, by his mum, sister, brother, family and friends.”

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team, who is leading the investigation into Daniel’s death, said: “We are keen to talk to anyone who may have information about what happened.

“If they saw or heard anything suspicious or may be able to help in any other way, I would urge them to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101 without delay, quoting Operation Masefield.”

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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