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Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by police car on 999 call

An elderly pedestrian has died after being hit by a police car responding to a 999 call in Brighton.

It happened on Edward Street in Kemptown, near the junction with Devonshire Place, just before 1 o'clock this morning.

Eyewitnesses say the two officers involved looked visibly shaken as they tried to resuscitate the man.

Sussex police described it as a 'tragic incident'. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now investigating, as Tony Green reports.

Road closures after man dies in police car incident

Public transport has also been affected by the closures

Edward Street in Brighton is closed in both directions after a fatal incident this morning. A police car collided with a pedestrian who died at the scene.

There is slow traffic due to the accident between Chapel Street and Egremont Place / Upper Rock Gardens. Police are at the scene. The closure is also affecting public transport in the area.

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Investigation continues after police car fatal crash

Police at the scene this morning Credit: Eddie Mitchell

An investigation is continuing after a pedestrian died following a serious collision involving a police car answering a 999 call in Brighton

The collision happened in the Devonshire Place area in Kemptown at 12.50am this morning. The man died at the scene. The road is closed while investigations are carried out.

Pedestrian dies in collision with police car on 999 call

The road was closed off for forensic investigations after the fatal collision Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A pedestrian has died after a serious collision involving a police car answering a 999 call in Brighton has died.

The collision happened in Devonshire Place area in Kemptown at 12.50am this morning. The man died at the scene. The road is closed for forensic investigations to be carried out.

The incident happened near the junction of Edward Street and Devonshire Place in Brighton Credit: Bing

Sussex Police said the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police online quoting Operation Hertford.

Sussex Police to review their handling of two deaths

Robert Trigg was jailed for life

Sussex Police are to conduct three reviews into their handling of the deaths of two women in West Sussex.

Robert Trigg was convicted last week for the murder of Susan Nicholson in 2011 and the manslaughter of Caroline Devlin in 2006.

Susan Nicholson

At the time the force found neither of the deaths to be suspicious, despite one of the victim's families campaigning for Sussex Police to reinvestigate their daughter's death. The force says it will publish key findings from the reviews.

52 year old Trigg was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 25 years.

Caroline Devlin

The IPCC has undertaken a thorough assessment of the information contained within the referral made by Sussex Police following the conviction of Robert Trigg."

“We have determined that the referral does not meet the criteria for IPCC involvement, as there have been no conduct or complaint matters identified in the referral that could allow us to determine that an independent, managed or local investigation is or is not required."

“We have requested that should any new complaint or conduct matter come to light during Sussex Police’s internal reviews, that this be referred to us.”

– IPCC Spokesperson

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Brighton man wanted for recall to prison

Police are searching for Dean John Keily - he has to return to prison Credit: Sussex Police

A man from Brighton is wanted by police after breaching the conditions of his early release from prison.

Dean John keily, aged 34, from Brighton was serving 140 days for driving while disqualified. The sentence was imposed by South London magistrates on 20th February. He was released on licence from HMP High Down in Sutton in Surrey on 28th April. However after he breached the terms the licence was revoked on 24th May 2017, - and he must return to custody to complete the sentence in full.

Keily has family in Brighton, but also has connections in Croydon and Sutton in Surrey. He has a distinctive scar on his right cheek which runs from his nose to his ear, and he has another scar between his eyebrows, as well as a one-inch a scar on his forehead.

Sussex Police are asking anyone who sees Keily, or who knows where he is to contact sussex Police by sending an email to 101@sussex.police.pnn.uk ; or by filling in a Sussex Police online response form; or by telephoning 101, and quoting serial 1117 of 24/05. In an emergency do call 999.

Police release CCTV of violent service station robbery

Police investigating the violent robbery of a service station in Cross-in-Hand in East Sussex have released dramatic CCTV of the incident.

At around 3.10am on Saturday 25th March, two men entered the Esso Service Station in Mayfield Road, one armed with a large knife and the other carrying a Samurai sword.

The attack lasted approximately two minutes during which time one shop worker was hit over the head and the other was pushed to the ground and dragged along the floor.

The two suspects then made off empty-handed in a vehicle that may have been parked in a nearby car park. The vehicle headed off at high speed towards Heathfield.

The victims, both local men, aged 30 and 49, were taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital to be checked over and discharged later the same day.

Nashreen Issa's report shows scenes of the assault that some viewers may find distressing.

Those responsible are both described as white men, wearing black or dark clothing and had local accents.

While their faces are not particularly visible in the CCTV footage, police are hoping that someone might recognise them from their build or perhaps the way they move.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw something or may have information regarding the incident is asked to report online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting serial 200 of 25/03.

CCTV released after man stabbed in Brighton

Police release CCTV after man stabbed in Brighton Credit: Sussex Police

Police in Brighton are appealing for witnesses after they were called to reports of a man being stabbed in East Street on Saturday 27th May.

The victim, a 25 year old man from Tadworth in Surrey, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County hospital where he was treated for a single stab wound to his back. He was discharged from hospital the next day.

The suspect is described as a black man, 6 feet tall and is in his mid-20s. He had his hair tied back into two buns and wore a grey hooded top.

Anyone who was in the area at the time or recognises the man in the CCTV image is asked to contact police online or call 101 quoting serial 1480 of 27/05.

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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