Tribute to man who died after being hit by police car in Peacehaven Brighton News

A BROTHER has paid tribute to a 27-year-old man who died after being hit by a police car.

Arthur Holscher-Ermert was pronounced dead at the scene of the A259 crash at Peacehaven on Saturday April 30.

Police say a 27-year-old man who was on the road was seriously injured after colliding with a marked police vehicle near the Dorothy Avenue junction.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and responders, he died at the scene,” a police spokesperson said.

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In a heartfelt tribute, Karl Holscher-Ermert called for justice for his brother.

“I don’t really have the words, but I need to let it be known. I have the worst news to tell everyone.

“Last night around midnight, my brother Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert was knocked down and killed by the police.

“Rest up there, boy. Take care of mom and make sure you give her a big kiss from me.

“If you have any information or evidence, would you be kind enough to forward it to me so that we can understand what happened as Sussex Police have yet to contact us regarding the incident. ”

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Police said the incident involving a police vehicle, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which will conduct an independent investigation.

An eyewitness to the accident said the police cars were “in a chase”.

“It looked like unmarked police cars were in a chase,” she said. “It looked like an unmarked second that hit a pedestrian.”

A section of the A259 South Coast Road was closed in both directions for the investigation, but has since reopened.

Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: ‘This is a tragic incident and we fully support the IOPC Fund’s investigation.

“We would like to thank drivers and residents for their patience during the closure of the A259 South Coast road.”

An IOPC Fund spokesman said: “We have opened an independent investigation into police actions prior to a fatal road traffic crash involving a pedestrian. A man in his 20s sadly died at the scene.

“We were made aware of the incident by Sussex Police and have sent investigators to the scene and the police have released incident procedures to begin our investigations. Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

Police are urging anyone with information or dash cam footage of the incident to email quoting Operation Ambleside.

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