Appeal for driver to contact police following hit and run

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POLICE officers investigating a fatal hit and run in Hassocks are still trying to trace the driver.

Earlier today, police released the name of a Worthing man in connection with the incident but they have now said it was a mistake.

The fatal collision happened on the A273, London Road, Hassocks, at around 4.40am on Saturday (October 22).

Police were called following a report of a man lying injured in the road.

When officers arrived it was discovered the 23-year-old man had died as a result of a collision.

A Ford Transit van, which is believed to have been involved in the collision, was recovered in Worthing yesterday (Sunday, October 23).

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Primary or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.