Worker death on Eastbourne Pier
Work is due to resume on Eastbourne’s fire-damaged pier following the death of a workman. Stephen Penrice, aged 44, from Cumbria, was pronounced dead at the scene after falling on to the beach last month.
The pier has been sealed off since the incident, but Sussex Police said that they have now finished their forensic investigations and the site has been released back to the owner Cuerden Leisure.
The death of Mr Penrice continues to be investigated jointly by Sussex Police and the Health and Safety Executive.