Former pub landlord named locally as victim of East Worthing train incident

Roy Chuter, pictured in 2008
Roy Chuter, pictured in 2008

A MAN who died after being struck by a train at East Worthing station yesterday has been named locally as former pub landlord Roy Chuter.

British Transport Police were alerted to the incident at 6am, and attended with Sussex Police.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A file has been prepared for the coroner.

Mr Chuter was formerly the landlord of the Duke of Wellington, in Brighton Road, Shoreham.

His friend, and current landlord of the pub, Brodie Dawson, said he would be ‘sorely missed’.

He said: “I knew him very well. He was a larger than life character, who was an absolutely biblically knowledgeable Brighton and Hove Albion fan. He will be sorely missed.”

For the full story, see the Worthing and Shoreham Herald next week.

Tributes to Roy can be sent to oliver.poole@worthingherald.co.uk or by calling 01903 282347.