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Full report: Fatal crash in Battle - injured mum has died

A mother critically injured when a car crashed into her and her family while out on a Sunday afternoon walk in Sussex - has died. The 37 year old woman was hit alongside her husband and three children - one of whom was in a pram - in Battle. Andy Dickenson reports.

The report features viewer video, and an interview with Sgt Dan Pitcher from Sussex Police.


Mum-of-3 injured by car which crashed into cafe dies

The emergency services closed off the road for several hours Credit: Nick Fontana

A 37-year-old mother of three children who was left fighting for her life after being seriously injured by a car which then crashed into a cafe in Battle in Sussex, has died from her injuries.

The police are appealing for witnesses. The tragedy happened on the afternoon of Sunday 19th March in Upper Lake off the High Street in Battle.

"Our thoughts are very much with the family at what is a very difficult time, and we would ask people to respect their privacy while they try to come to terms with what has happened."

– Sergeant Peter Verney, Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit

Three injured after car crashes into Sussex coffee shop

Battle High Street was closed for several hours Credit: Nick Fontana

A couple and their three children have been injured after a car crashed into them, in Battle on Sunday afternoon.

According to reports the family were walking along the high street when a black Volkswagen Beetle collided with them, before driving into the front of a cafe window, leaving customers trapped inside.

The female driver and the three children, including an infant in a pram, were treated for shock and minor injuries.

However the parents suffered severe injuries. The mother has been described as being in a critical condition and the father seriously ill with head injuries.

Police examining the circumstances of the crash are investigating reports that the car driver may have been under the influence of alcohol when it occurred.

Tories hang on to Bexhill and Battle with a new face

Huw Merriman secured the Bexhill and Battle seat in Sussex for the Conservatives after the departure of Greg Barker.

Mr Baker announced he would not be seeking re-election ahead of the General Election.

Mr Merriman picked up a 54% share with 30,245 votes.

UKIP came second and Labour third.


Calls for stricter laws on live animal exports

A Sussex MP is calling for new laws to stop live horses from being illegally exported for foreign meat markets.

The MP for Battle Greg Barker wants a bill in Parliament to make a single government agency responsible for enforcing the law on live animal exports. He says it'll stop thousands of Britain's horses from being exported for meat.

15-year-old 'punched and kicked' in robbery

Police want to speak to a man in connection with the robbery of a 15-year-old boy in Battle.

Police want to speak to George Frederick Pallett

They are trying to track down George Frederick Pallett, 19, of Mountjoy, Battle.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 October in fields at the rear of Coronation Gardens, a 15-year-old local boy, riding a blue, orange and black Lapierre Zesty AM 527 mountain bike worth some £4,000, was accosted by two men.

The boy's white iPhone 5C was snatched from his grasp and he was then struck in the face, knocked to the ground and kicked. Despite being in pain, the boy was able to get to a house and alert police.

The two men made off with the boy's bike and iPhone towards a tunnel running under the railway.

Police later arrested and questioned a 22-year-old man, who has since been bailed until 14 December while enquiries continue.

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