Woman's body washed up on Brighton beach

Posted On 27 Apr 2012 at 12:09 pm

The body of a woman has been washed up on the beach near the Palace Pier in Brighton.

Sussex Police said that they were called to the seafront opposite the Queen’s Hotel at 6am today (Friday 27 April) by a member of the public who had spotted the body.

The woman’s body was at the water’s edge and initial indications suggest that it had been in the sea for some time.

Inquiries are now under way to try to establish the identity of the woman and the circumstances of her death.

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Police have indicated that the body on the beach was not the missing 96-year-old Nellie Herriott.


  1. Sheila Sabell Reply

    I hope that this woman is not the one that Was on the open top bus with me on Thursday 26 th April. She seemed somewhat disturbed, not crying but covering her face frequently. She got off the bus at Beachy Head and headed straight towards the cliff. She would have been in her fifties, blonde, and was wearing a bright red waterproof jacket. When I saw the news report the following day I was quite worried.

  2. Kate4 Reply

    Hi Sheila,
    Hope you get this message – I am with the family of the victim and we are trying to piece together her last day. Could I please ask you to get in touch with the police and report your description of this lady?
    Thank you so much.

  3. Kate Reply

    Hi Sheila,
    I am with the victim’s family and we would so appreciate it if you could call Sussex Police to report this sighting. We are trying to piece together her last day and any description would be incredibly helpful.
    Thank you.

  4. Kate G Reply

    Hi Sheila,
    Could I please ask that you contact Sussex Police urgently with your sighting? This may well be the lady in question – I am with her family at the moment and any help or information on her last day would be hugely appreciated.
    Thank you very much.

  5. Kate G Reply

    Hi Sheila,
    I am with the family of the deceased lady. I wondered if you could please verify what time this was that you were on the bus? It would be really helpful in our efforts to piece together her last movements.
    With many thanks

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