Police identify pedestrian who died in Uckfield collision

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Ringles Cross death SUS-150112-234243008

A pedestrian who died in a collision with a vehicle on Coopers Green Road, in Uckfield, has been formally identified by police.

Michael Robert Shepherd, of High Street, Buxted, died following the incident, which happened shortly before 1am on November 28.

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Ringles Cross death SUS-150112-234331008

After the 35-year-old’s tragic death, the landlord of the Ringles Cross Hotel, David Gardner, told the Express: “We knew him very well. He was one of our locals and his family is very distressed. He was a much-loved and respected gentleman and very popular in the pub. We are all very upset.”

Officers are keen to talk to anyone who may have seen what happened or who may have information regarding any vehicle seen near to the location shortly before the collision.

They are asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Westlake.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and other offences, and has been released on bail until February 28 while enquiries continue.

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Ringles Cross death SUS-150112-234414008

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