Man found dead in Ford waste centre named

Ben Farr. Photo by Sussex Police
Ben Farr. Photo by Sussex Police

Police are not treating the death of a man whose body was found at Ford waste centre, near Arundel, on Tuesday (April 22) as suspicious, following a post mortem.

The man has been identified as Ben Farr, aged 28, of Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards.

A post mortem revealed he died from crushing injuries. His family have been informed.

Police were called shortly before 9am on Tuesday to reports a body had been found at the Rudford Industrial Estate near Ford.

Detective Inspector Jim McKnight said: “It is likely that Ben’s body was brought to the site by lorry having been taken from a commercial refuse bin. The refuse bin could be from a number of locations but is likely to be from a coastal location in West Sussex.

“His death is being treated as unexplained and the investigation is ongoing into the circumstances. We are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard from Ben from 15 April to contact police with information as we are trying to build up a picture of his movements.

“Ben had links to St Leonards and Hastings and was also known to frequent the Brighton area.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting serial 0767 of 22/04.