Man who died in St Leonards named by police

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The man who sadly died after falling from a flat block in St Leonards has been identified by Sussex Police.

Sven Legnelius, 93, of Marina Court, St Leonards died on Monday morning and a post mortem established he died from multiple injuries consistent with a fall from a height, according to police.

Emergency services were called to Marine Court on Marina at St Leonards at around 9am on Monday (March 13) to a report a man had fallen from a flat, police added.

A 54-year-old from St Leonards, who is known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of murder, Sussex Police has confirmed. Police added that he has been bailed until May 10 while the investigation continues.

Detective chief inspector Mike Ashcroft said: “We have been in touch with the 93-year-old’s family and are providing them with support during this time.

“We are working to establish which floor he fell from and the events leading up to his death.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or email on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Boundary.

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