Victim of Brighton lorry murder named as second suspect arrested

Posted On 10 Apr 2016 at 9:34 pm

A Hove man who was killed after falling under a lorry following a fight in Western Road in the early hours of this morning has been named as Georgi Yaschuk.

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Meanwhile, police this evening have made another arrest in connection with the incident, which happened just outside the Temple Bar pub.

Officers launched a murder inquiry after emergency services were called to Western Road near the junction of Temple Street at 2.40am.

Mr Yaschuk was found lying in the road. He was sadly dead at the scene.

He lived in Cambridge Road, a few hundred yards away, just over the Hove border.

A 27-year-old Hove man was arrested on suspicion of murder this morning and a 24-year-old man from Hove has also been arrested on suspicion of murder this afternoon. They are both in custody.

Police cordoned off the area outside the Temple Bar - Picture by Jeremy Gale

Police cordoned off the area outside the Temple Bar – Picture by Jeremy Gale

Western Road from Montpelier Road to Norfolk Square was closed in both directions while investigations were carried out but has since reopened. Buses were diverted.

Detective Chief Inspector Tanya Jones, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “This has been a fast-moving investigation and we have now arrested two men on suspicion of murder.

“However, we are still appealing for witnesses who may have seen what led up to the fight which spilled into Western Road and then the victim being hit by a lorry. If you have any information about this incident, please contact us.”

Email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting Operation Longthorpe.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    Why was the truck there in the middle of the night?

    • Dan H Reply

      How else will Tesco get restocked?

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