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PC Andy Cheney of Kent Police found dead at Pooh Bridge car park in Ashdown Forest, Sussex

29 April 2014
by Hayley Robinson

A post mortem has been carried out on a serving Kent police officer, found to have died at a popular beauty spot in Sussex.

Andy Cheney, 34, who lived in Etchingham in East Sussex, was a constable in Kent Police.

He was said to have been discovered dead at 6.23am on Friday, with the cause of death later confirmed as hanging.

PC Cheney was found near Pooh Bridge in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. Picture Google Street View

PC Cheney was found near Pooh Bridge in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. Picture: Google Street View

A statement issued by Sussex police confirmed Mr Cheney was found dead at the Pooh Bridge car park at Hartfield in the Ashdown Forest.

It said: "A post mortem was held on Monday 28 April, and death was found to have resulted from hanging."

The spokesman said the death was not being treated as suspicious and the coroner's officer was investigating, with an inquest expected to be carried out "in due course". 

A spokesman for Kent police said: "It is with great sadness that Kent Police can confirm the death of a serving police constable, which occurred in Sussex on the morning of April 25.

"We are supporting Sussex Police with their enquiries. "



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