Cardiff mother and son found dead at Beachy Head are named by police

March 28, 2012 No Comments »
Cardiff mother and son found dead at Beachy Head are named by police

 

Beachy Head, in Sussex

A mother and son from Cardiff that were found dead at the foot of a notorious suicide blackspot in Sussex have been named as Christopher and Elizabeth Gosling.

The victims – who lived in Treharris Street in Cathays – were discovered at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, last Wednesday morning at the foot of cliffs.

Sussex Police confirmed that post-mortem examinations had revealed the two had died of multiple injuries, and that the deaths were not being treated as suspicious.

The force said the matter has been passed to the Sussex coroner who will shortly open inquests.

WalesOnline revealed on Friday that Mr Gosling, who was 58, had been arrested by South Wales Police on Monday, March 19, on suspicion of possessing indecent images before being bailed pending further inquiries.

It is believed that Mr Gosling had driven 220 miles from Cardiff to the area the following day with his 81-year-old mother, staying in a hotel or hostel locally the night before they were found.

They are then thought to have driven to the cliffs in their black Vauxhall Vectra at 8.30am on Wednesday morning, and the car was found at the top of the cliffs at 11.15am, and both bodies were discovered soon after.

South Wales Police confirmed to WalesOnline on Friday that Mr Gosling had been arrested two days before the bodies were found on suspicion of possessing “indecent photographs”.

A spokeswoman said that it had been brought to the attention of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

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