Driver dies following collision in Polegate

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The driver of a BMW that burst into flames after being involved in a collision in Polegate last month has died from his injuries, police have said.

Ashley Abidoph, 28, of Bowley Lane, Crystal Palace, was flown to St George’s Hospital in London after the collision between his BMW 520 and another BMW on Saturday, June 28. police said.

Emergency services were called to the scene near to the junction of the A27 Lewes Road and Gainsborough Lane at 7.47am.

Police said a 22-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of attempted car theft, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was bailed until July 18.

Police said two other men were arrested at the time on suspicion of car theft, but were later released with no further action.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the collision or who saw the vehicles involved in the time leading up to it to email or call 101 quoting Operation Foundation.