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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.

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