Ford: Did Man Fall Asleep in Communal Bin?

24 April 2014, 16:28 | Updated: 24 April 2014, 16:31

Police are investigating whether a 28-year-old man whose body was found at a waste disposal site may have fallen asleep in a commercial bin.

The body of Ben Farr, of Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex, was found at the Rudford Industrial Estate near Ford, West Sussex, on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination showed he died of crushing injuries and his family has been informed, according to a Sussex Police spokesman.

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 April 15 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.''

In July 2009, Scott Williams, a 35-year-old teacher originally from New Zealand, died after he was believed to have fallen asleep in a communal bin following a night out in Brighton.

His remains were found at a waste recycling site in Newhaven.

And in January 2013, Chris Ogden, 23, a father of -one, was crushed to death in a bin lorry after climbing into a skip to keep warm and sleep off a night out in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.