Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Causing Death By Dangerous Driving In Eastbourne

Saturday 13th August 2016

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Police have released more details about last night’s (12 August) hit and run in Eastbourne, which left two people dead.

Officers were called to Bolsover Road at 9.34pm, to reports that a black Seat Leon had collided with a silver Volkswagen Polo, before hitting two parked cars – a blue BMW 330d and a grey Audi A3.

The driver of the Polo, a 48-year-old woman from Eastbourne and her passenger, a 46-year-old man from Uckfield, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The police helicopter joined the search of the area and a 23-year-old man was arrested in Grand Parade at about 12.05am this morning (13 August). He was detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop after a road traffic collision. He is still in police custody at this stage.

Witnesses are asked to contact collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and quote Operation Harfield.

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