UPDATE: Dog walker describes scene after body found on Bognor beach

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A dog walker has spoken of her ‘shock’ on seeing forensics attending Middleton beach this morning.

Police have confirmed the body of a man, believed to be in his 30s, has been found and officers were called at 8.30am.

Kate Stewart said she was walking her dog at about 11.30am when she came across police at the scene.

She said: “I came towards a ring of security men on the beach, a group of police officers and what looked like forensic officers, dressed in white suits, surrounding a large mound under a black tarpaulin.

“I said to someone else, what’s going on, have they found something, and he said they’ve found a body.

“It was a bit of a shock. There were police cars and it looked very serious.”

Police said the man was declared dead at the scene and his death not being treated as suspicious.

South East Coast Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were also called to the scene, but were unable to help.

The coroner has been informed.

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