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Bodies of mother and five-year-old son found at Beachy Head

The deaths are not being treated as suspicious, police said.

A search and rescue vehicle at the scene on Beachy Head after the bodies of a five-year-old boy and his mother were found by the Coastguard (Gareth Fuller/PA)
A search and rescue vehicle at the scene on Beachy Head after the bodies of a five-year-old boy and his mother were found by the Coastguard (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Police have launched an investigation after the bodies of a five-year-old boy and his mother were found at Beachy Head.

The discovery was made at the cliffs near Eastbourne, East Sussex, by the Coastguard and police at 7am on Monday.

A Sussex Police spokesman said the bodies are those of a 42-year-old woman and her five-year-old son from Maidstone, Kent.

He said: “The deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

“Inquiries are at an early stage and no further information is available at this time.”

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