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Witnesses sought after five car crash near Brighton

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Police are asking the public to come forward with information after a five car crash on the A23 north of Brighton on Friday 7th July.

Officers are trying to trace the driver of a small beige vehicle which failed to stop after the crash on the southbound carriageway.

The crash happened at around 6.10pm some 400 metres north of the Mill Road roundabout and the A27.

Several vehicles were forced to swerve and collided with each other.

A black Renault Clio driven by a 27-year-old man from Milton Keynes overturned.

He and his front seat passenger, a 23-year-old woman from Northampton, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The other cars involved were a white Kia Sportage, driven by a 34-year-old man from Brighton, a grey Volkswagen Scirocco driven by a 55-year-old man from Southwick and a black Audi A4, driven by a 42-year-old woman from Hassocks.

Anyone with information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police uk, report details online here or phone 101, quoting serial 1222 of 07/07.

We're keen to speak to the driver the small beige vehicle seen in the vicinity at the time of the crash. We'd also like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who noticed the beige vehicle being driven shortly beforehand, and whom we've not yet spoken to."

– PC Nathan Langley, East Sussex Roads Policing Unit


Emergency crews attend A23 fire

Firefighters put the fire out Credit: Eddie Howland

Firefighters were called to a lorry fire on the A23 this afternoon. The scrap lorry caught alight near Pyecombe and closed the Southbound part of the road. Around 15 firefighters tackled the blaze. Once the fire was under control, police were able to re-open the road.

The fire started in the container of a scrap lorry Credit: Eddie Howland

Crews who attended the incident today were not on strike.

Some firefighters have been on strike from 10am till 5pm in an ongoing row over over pensions and working conditions.

The smoke was so thick it could be seen from Burgess Hill Credit: Eddie Howland


Police investigate - human bones found by A23

Sussex Police investigation underway after bones discovered

Officers from Sussex Police are investigating the discovery of human bones by a team of road workers carrying out works on the A23. Specialist search and scenes of crime officers have been at the scene yesterday and today. Officers say nothing else has been found at this time.

In a statement Police said they were keeping an open mind at this time, and have not yet formed a view on how the bones came to be there or their age.