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Building collapses by A27 after being hit by van

The emergency services have spent much of the afternoon at the scene Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A van hit a car showroom at Hammerpot Hill off the A27 near Angmering, Sussex causing the building to fall down.

The van driver experienced slight injuries. A parked car which was hit was empty at the time of the incident. The building partially collapsed into the road and diversions are in place - the disruption is expected to last into the rush hour.

The accident at Hammerpot Hill happened at lunchtime Credit: Eddie Mitchell

DIVERSION: The A27 Arundel Road Westbound is closed, with traffic queueing due to accident from A280 / A2700 Titnore Lane to A284 Lyminster Road (Crossbush Junction).

To follow the diversion follow the hollow triangle symbol along A280 into Angmering, then the A259 to Littlehampton and A284 through Wick and Lyminster to re-join the A27.

No-one was in the parked car at the time Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Car crashes into building off A27 - building collapses

The emergency services remain at the scene where a car crashed into a building, leading to the structure's partial collapse.

It happened on the A27 Arundel Road, westbound in Angmering, West Sussex. The road is expected to be shut into the rush hour.

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Man arrested over firearms incident at Sainsbury's

The Sainsbury's store in Peacehaven where the incident took place

A man has been arrested in connection with an incident involving a firearm at a supermarket in Peacehaven.

Sussex Police were called to the branch of Sainsbury's on South Coast Road in the town on the evening of Sunday the 4th December.

A 49-year-old local man is in custody having been arrested by officers on suspicion of robbery with a firearm.

Witness appeal after man pulls out gun at supermarket

Police are appealing for witness after a man pulled a gun on staff at a Sainsbury's supermarket

Sussex Police are appealing for further information after a suspected shoplifter pulled out a handgun at a branch of Sainsbury's in Peacehaven and threatened staff with the weapon so he could get away.

The incident at the Sainsbury's supermarket in South Coast Road in Peacehaven happened at around 8.40pm on Sunday 4th December.

The man fled in the direction of Dorothy Avenue. No-one was hurt. It is believed that the man stole some alcohol from the shop.

Officers are trying to trace the man. he's been described as:

  • A white man, about 6ft tall
  • Aged about 40 - 50 years old
  • Of a stocky build with a shaven head, possibly foreign

Police were told the man was carrying a white plastic bag and was wearing:

  • a white top
  • a black jacket, black scarf
  • blue jeans
  • and green / brown trainers with white soles

Anyone with information is asked not to approach him, but to telephone 999 and ask for the police service.

Appeal for help to find wanted man

Todd Mackenzie has breached the terms of his licence Credit: Sussex Police

Police in Sussex are searching for a 26-year-old prisoner who has breached the terms of his licence.

Todd Mackenzie was jailed in April for 15 months for an assault.

Reports suggest he has been living in a camper van in a car park in Littlehampton.

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Swimmer located after unclaimed flip-flops spark alert

Camber Sands has been at the centre of a row over beach safety after five deaths there a few days ago

Sussex Police have confirmed that the search for a swimmer believed to have been missing at Camber Sands in Sussex has been called off.

Officers had received a telephone call from a member of the public at about 9.40am this morning, reporting that they were concerned for a woman who had been seen entering the water at about 8am. It was believed that the swimmer was missing because she had not returned yet to collect a pair of flip-flops left on the beach.

The woman was described as white with dark hair and wearing a black swimming costume. Sussex Police say a woman matching that description called the RNLI at around 11.45 am to identify herself.

Police officers say they helped the Coastguard, the coastguard helicopter crew and the RNLI conduct a thorough search of the coastline nearby during the alert.

Five men died at the Camber Sands beach on Wednesday. They drowned after getting into difficulty in the sea. Lifeguards are on patrol at the beach over the bank holiday weekend.

Lifeguards begin patrols on beach where five men died

RNLI lifeguards are on duty for the first time at Camber Sands in East Sussex this weekend following the tragedy that claimed the lives of five young men. They were on a day out from London when it's believed they were caught out by the rapidly rising tide.

ITV News Meridian spoke to lifeguard Will Stephens.

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