A MAN was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run.
Jack Brandon, 22, from Hassocks, died after being hit by the vehicle on the B2112 New Road, between Ditchling and Clayton, in the early hours of Sunday.
The vehicle failed to stop at the scene.
His next-of-kin have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.
Police are appealing for witnesses, with officers particularly keen to hear from people who may have seen a white vehicle with damage to its headlight and missing its nearside (passenger) mirror, as well as any garages that may have been asked to repair such damage since yesterday.
Anyone who saw what happened or captured any relevant dash cam footage from the area around that time is urged to email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting Operation Kempston.