Two men arrested for murder after reveller was mown down and killed

Two men are arrested for ‘murder’ after reveller, 24, was mown down and killed after a night out

  • Two men, aged 32 and 26, handed themselves in to Sussex Police on Sunday
  • Black vehicle involved in hit-and-run killing in Hailsham, East Sussex   
  • Police are continuing to appeal to eyewitnesses who may have seen the incident 

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder after a 24-year-old was killed in a suspected hit and run.

Officers from Sussex Police were called to Diplocks Way in Hailsham, seven miles north of Eastbourne, at around 11pm on Saturday, November 18, after a black vehicle reportedly mowed down a local man and fled the area. 

The 24-year-old was declared dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. 

Last night, two men, aged 32 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of murder after handing themselves in. They are now being questioned by Sussex Police. 

The police are continuing to appeal to eyewitnesses who may have seen the incident to contact them immediately, especially if they have anything captured on mobile, CCTV or dash cam.   

Police at the scene of the tragedy in Diplocks Way, Hailsham, in which a 24-year-old man was killed in a suspected hit and run

Scene of crime officers in white overalls could be seen on the street on Sunday as police vowed to work ‘around the clock’ to find the person responsible

There was a large emergency presence on Diplocks Way on Sunday, with police and ambulance vehicles present

Detective Superintendent Mark Chapman said: ‘With two people in custody, we are continuing to work tirelessly on this investigation to establish the full circumstances around Saturday’s tragic incident.

‘Our thoughts remain with the victim’s loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

‘I would also like to thank the public for their ongoing understanding and support around community disruption and as this investigation progresses.

‘We know there were a number of people in the area around the time of the incident, and I am urging anyone with 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 or via’

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