Pedestrian who died in Newick collision named

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A man who died after he was in collision with a car while trying to cross the A272 at The Green in Newick has been named by police.

He was Denys Begbie, 92, of The Green, Newick.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision which happened at 9.10pm on Wednesday December 4.

A Landrover Discovery travelling east was in collisiion with Mr Begbie, who was heading north across the road.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with life threatening injuries and died there the next day.

The car driver, a 60-year-old woman from Uckfield, was uninjured.

The road was closed for four hours while emergency services were at the scene.

Sergeant David Morgan said: “I’m keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard the collision or who saw either the pedestrian or the vehicle in the minutes beforehand.

“Please contact us if you know anything at all about what happened.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Haversham or email