Man found dead on park bench in Crawley

A man has been found dead on a park bench this morning.

Police were called by ambulance crews shortly before 8am after his body was found off Rusper Road in Crawley.

Officers remain at the scene and the bench on which the body was found has been covered with a white sheet.

The body of a man was found on a park bench in Crawley

The body of a man was found on a park bench in Crawley

A police car has been parked across the entrance to Ifield Green playing field.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called by the South East Coast Ambulance Service at 7.49am on Tuesday, March 2, after a man was found deceased on a bench in Rusper Road, Crawley.

The body of a man was found on a park bench in Crawley

The body of a man was found on a park bench in Crawley

“Officers are in attendance at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained, and the coroner’s office has been made aware. There are no further details at this time.”

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