A man was reported to have been found dead in a sex swing at a property in Hove on Friday evening.
Online newspaper reports said that bystanders had said that the man’s body was found by his son.
Sussex Police said: “Emergency services were called to an address in New Church Road, Hove, at around 9.15pm on Friday (22 January).
“Sadly the body of a 56-year-old man was found along with cylinders of an unknown substance.
“A number of nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution but it was soon established that there was no threat to public safety and they were allowed back to their properties.
“Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.”
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews responded to a request to check for hazardous materials at about 9.20pm on Friday evening.
Paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service were also called to the property, close to Hove Museum and Art Gallery.
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