A man has been found hanged in a park in Brighton hours after he was reported missing by his family.
The local man, in his early forties, was reported missing at about 9am yesterday (Saturday 7 May).
Sussex Police officers were joined by colleagues from the Sussex Search and Rescue team and Sussex Search Dogs to look for him after his car was found in Stanmer Park. The search took almost four hours.
They found the body of the man hanging from a tree in the woods in Stanmer Park shortly before 1pm.
The emergency services were stood down at about 3pm.
Police officers are in the process of notifying his next kin.
The coroner has been informed and a report is being prepared, with an inquest likely to be held.