Landlord finds dead ‘student’ during house viewing

A group were viewing the house when the body was discovered

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A man thought to be a student was found dead in his bedroom at a house in Brighton.

Police found the body after being called to Vere Road, Brighton, some time around 1pm on Friday.

A fellow student, who did not want to be named, said: “I was walking home at 2pm and the road was cordoned off by loads of police vehicles.

“I bumped into a friend who was close to the scene. He was part of a group viewing the student house for next year and while being shown around walked into a room with a dead body.

“He told me a girl from the house they were viewing said they had not seen the guy for two days.”

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A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Police were called to a property in Vere Road, Brighton, shortly after 1pm on Friday 6th March where the body of a 23-year-old man had been found.

“There were no suspicious circumstances but the death is being treated as unexplained while enquiries continue.”