Couple plunged from suicide spot with dead son

A GRIEVING couple who placed the body of their dead son in a rucksack before plunging to their deaths from cliffs at Beachy Head were named yesterday by police.

Neil Puttick, 34, from Westbury in Wiltshire, died alongside his Japanese wife Kazumi, 44.

Their son was named as Samuel Puttick, aged five, who had died a day earlier from meningitis.

Samuel Puttick had been discharged from hospital on Friday after being given no hope of survival.

Samuel’s body was found on Monday in a rucksack about 120 metres (400ft) down the notorious suicide spot, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, alongside his parents’ bodies.

Detective Inspector Ian Williams from Sussex Police said: “As a result of our investigation I am satisfied that Samuel’s grieving parents Neil and Kazumi appear to have taken their own lives.

“This is a tragic incident and we extend our sympathies to their family.”

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