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Hailsham: Murder Inquiry as Pedestrian Dies in Vehicle Strike

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Police have launched a murder investigation in Hailsham following a tragic incident on Diplocks Way late Saturday night. Around 11 pm on 18 November, a black vehicle struck a 24-year-old local man, who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s family has been informed and is being supported by specially trained officers.

Currently, the vehicle and suspect involved in this incident remain at large.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Harbour said: “This is a fast-moving investigation and we are working around the clock to establish exactly what happened. There were a number of people in the area around the time of the incident, and I am urging anyone with any information to please come forward.

“Specifically, we are keen to hear from anyone who captured anything on mobile, CCTV or dash cam.

“You can report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Novio. Or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim at this difficult time.”

The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area throughout the day.


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