Witness plea after reported hit-and-run near Polegate

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle in Hailsham Road, Polegate, yesterday evening (Wednesday, October 19).

Emergency services were called at around 9.50pm after a 59-year-old man from Kent was found by the side of the A22 near PJ Skips. He was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop.

PC Jon Cook said, “We are trying to determine exactly what happened and would ask anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.

“Were you the driver of the vehicle? Did you see anyone walking along the road before the collision? Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 1503 of 19/10.”

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/).

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