11/03/2015 12:31 GMT | Updated 12/03/2015 04:59 GMT

Students Find Dead Body While Viewing Rental House In Brighton

Picture taken from the Palace Square, Brighton, showing the Norwich Union Insurance Society Building in Palace Place and looking toward North Street.

Prospective tenants at a student house in Brighton were forced to call the police after finding a corpse in the bedroom of the flat they were viewing.

Officers were called to Vere Road at around 1pm on Friday 6 March.

A 23-year-old man, believed to be another student, was found dead in the room.

A friend of a student who had been viewing the house told The Tab: "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 said he could smell something strong and strange from the room.

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

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."


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