Eastbourne man in court over double seafront deaths

Jodan Hunt arriving at court SUS-160815-092013001
Jodan Hunt arriving at court SUS-160815-092013001

A 23-year-old man is due in court this morning (Monday) in connection with a fatal hit and run in Eastbourne at the weekend.

Jodan Hunt, 23, of Hobart Quay, Eastbourne, is charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road traffic collision.

He is appearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

Police were called to Bolsover Road at about 9.34pm on Friday (August 12) following reports a black Seat Leon had collided with a silver Volkswagen Polo, which then collided into 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 the passenger – a 46-year-old man from Uckfield – were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The couple have not yet been named by police.

No other injuries were reported.

Officers conducted a search of the area and arrested a man in Grand Parade, Eastbourne, at about 12.05am on Saturday (August 13).

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them at =appeal.collision@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Harfield.

Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

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