Police name man found dead at Easebourne

James Deacon pictured earlier this year
James Deacon pictured earlier this year

Police have named the 54 year old man who was found dead at a house in Easebourne on Saturday (November 18).

He was James Deacon who lived in Easebourne Lane.

A police spokesman said: “Officers entered the premises in Easebourne Lane on Saturday morning.

“Due to the circumstances advised when the alarm was raised, armed officers were deployed to the scene and the road outside was closed for a short time while entry was gained. “Sadly, a 54-year-old man was found dead inside shortly before 11.30am. He has been named as James Deacon, 54, of Easebourne Lane, Easebourne.”

The spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances and the matter had been passed to the coroner’s officer.

Chief executive of the Cowdray Estate Jonathan Russell said: “The Cowdray Estate was shocked and saddened to learn that a former employee, James Deacon, was found dead during the morning of Saturday, at a property in Easebourne. The estate is understandably unable to comment on the situation, however our thoughts and condolences are with his family.”

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