Man charged with drink-driving after Barcombe school crash


A man has been charged with drink-driving after crashing into Barcombe Primary School playground yesterday (Thursday, April 21).

Graham Stewart Thompson, 55, of Deans Meadow, Barcombe, has been charged with driving with 121mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The legal limit is 35mg.



He was remanded in custody to appear before Brighton magistrates today (Friday, April 22).

Sussex Police were called at around 10.30am to reports a white van had collided with a wall at School Field.

The driver had minor injuries to his face. No other injuries were reported.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to email or call 101, quoting serial 414 of 21/04.

Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (

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