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UPDATED: Police issue renewed appeal to A283 collision

News   •   Jul 16, 2019 08:34 BST

Police have issued a renewed appeal for witnesses after a car collided with a man on the A283 at Steyning.

The incident occurred in a layby shortly before 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 June.

The victim, a local man in his 60s, was hit by the car which then drove off. He was subsequently treated for his injuries at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Police enquiries led to the arrest of two people shortly afterwards – a 42-year-old man from Worthing, arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm and failing to stop after a road traffic accident, has been released under investigation pending further enquiries; a 40-year-old woman from Worthing also arrested in connection with the incident has since been released without charge.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident – or anyone who has dash cam or CCTV which may have captured it – to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1073 of 05/06.

Specifically, they would like to hear from two witnesses who stopped at the scene and spoke briefly to those involved, but failed to return. They are believed to have been in a dark coloured vehicle, possibly a 4x4 or similar, and drove off towards Upper Beeding.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 

Author: Sam Satchell
Ref: SXP55028/2019


To clarify, the 42-year-old suspect has been released under investigation; not bailed as previously stated.