Police in Britain were working today to identify a body found after a worker spotted blood dripping from the ceiling of his offices.
The corpse was discovered shortly before 1pm yesterday in a flat above the firm of architects in Sutton Park Road, Seaford, East Sussex.
A neighbouring Indian restaurant, the Moon of India, which is understood to be connected to the flat, was closed as police said they were treating the death as “suspicious”.
Paul Warwick, of Plans Architectural Design Shop, where the blood was found, said: “There was a tiny amount of blood, about a spoonful, which had come down into the corner of our ceiling.
“I walked past it a few times and didn’t really notice it, but then someone else saw it and said, ’What’s that?’.
“They went and tried to get an answer but couldn’t, so the police were called. We’ve had quite a few police cars, CID officers and people in forensic suits around.”
Officers from Sussex Police’s major crime branch said the man had not been identified and the cause of death was not known.
A post-mortem examination was being prepared with additional patrols being conducted in the community.