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Brighton Hit-And-Run: Two Arrested Over Shocking Incident That Left Man For Dead

27/01/2016 08:17 GMT | Updated 27/01/2016 14:59 GMT

UPDATE: The victim has been named and those arrested bailed. Full story here.

(The above video is graphic.)

Two people have been arrested over a shocking hit-and-run incident in which a man was mown down at speed and left for dead in Brighton.

A 31-year-old man and 56-year-old woman have been detained.

He is being held on suspicion of dangerous driving causing serious injury, suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He was was found by police trying to hide on a roof in Donald Hall Road.

The woman has been held on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice, Sussex Police said.

Shocking footage of the incident shows the 53-year-old victim waiting to cross the road before being launched violently into the air after being struck by a Fiat 500.

A witness can be seen staring in apparent shock as the man is flung across Montague Place in the Kemptown area of Brighton.

In the aftermath of the incident the victim is sprawled motionless in the middle of the road, whilst passers-by are seen standing around in disbelief.

Sussex Police said the victim, who has not been named, suffered serious injuries but is now recovering.

Sgt Dan Pitcher said: "We would like thank everyone who has shared the video and given us information. We are still appealing to anyone with further information or was in the area when it happened to please make contact on collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Op Northdown."

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