Man’s body found in car at bottom of Beachy Head

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A YOUNG man from Hastings has been found dead in a car at the bottom of Beachy Head cliffs after it plunged 450 feet.

Ben Curtis, aged 34, was found just after 2pm last Wednesday after police received reports of a car going over the cliff top at the beauty spot near Eastbourne.

Mr Curtis was originally from Freshwater Avenue but was recently living in Seaford.

A major operation was launched to recover the body involving Coastguard and fire service.

Due to the car’s position and the incoming tide the body was not able to be recovered until Thursday morning.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious. Next of kin have been informed.