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Police Car Kills Pedestrian In Hastings

13/03/2014 08:22 GMT | Updated 13/03/2014 08:59 GMT
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A police officer stands in front of a block of flats in Bexhill, East Sussex, where the body of a man in his 50s was found in a bedroom.

A pedestrian has been killed by a police car in a seaside town.

The man was struck on the A259 at White Rock, at the junction with the A21 Havelock Road in Hastings, East Sussex.

The victim, believed to be local and aged in his 40s, died at the scene at around 7.20pm despite efforts to save him by police officers and paramedics.

The police car, carrying two local officers, was responding to a report that a car being driven by a disqualified driver had been seen in the area.

One of the officers was slightly injured in the collision. The car believed to be carrying the disqualified driver has not been traced, Sussex Police said.

A police spokesman said the incident was being referred to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

He said: "The full circumstances of the incident have yet to be established and it will be referred to the IPCC."

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Marshside.