A pedestrian was killed by a hit and run driver in Brighton last night (Tuesday 10 January) during a police chase.
The pedestrian died at the scene. The driver dumped the car on the seafront and ran off and is being hunted by police.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating.
Traffic is being diverted away from Old Steine and St James’s Street this morning, causing long rush-hour queues.
Sussex Police said: “Police are looking to trace the driver of a car involved in a collision in Brighton on Tuesday night (January 10).
“A Vauxhall Astra failed to stop for police around 10pm in the Bear Road area of Brighton.
“Officers pursued the car towards Brighton where the Vauxhall collided with a pedestrian in St James’s Street. The pedestrian sadly died at the scene.
“The car didn’t stopped and was found abandoned in Madeira Drive near Concorde 2.
“St James’s Street is currently closed while officers are on scene and an investigation is on-going.
“Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or email email@example.com quoting serial 1346 of 10/01.”