Dying man, 27, ‘handcuffed and held down after being hit by unmarked police car’

A dying man was allegedly handcuffed and held down after being hit by a police car, witnesses say.

Arthur Hoelscher-Ermet is said to have died of serious injuries sustained after being hit by an unmarked police car on the A259 in Peacehaven, East Sussex, with witnesses and footage alleging the 27-year-old was heard groaning as officers detained him.

Officers restrained Hoelscher-Ermet face down after the collision on Saturday (April 30), with officers seen in another clip to be performing CPR on the man, while witnesses can be heard shouting "you've killed him".

A friend of Holescher-Ermet suspects police were pursuing the 27-year-old after suspecting he had been driving without insurance.

However Holescher-Ermet was hit while on foot, with friend Matt saying: "Their blue lights came on and the BMW swerved over the road and hit this bloke.

"He was rolling around on the floor in pain and in shock. There was a pool of blood around him and they were still trying to cuff him."

Brother Karl Holescher-Ermet paid tribute to his brother, saying: "RIP RIP RIP my baby brother.

"Last night at roughly mid night by brother Arthur Hoelscher-Ermert was run over and killed by police on south coast road Peacehaven!

"If you have any information or evidence of you would be so kind to forward it on to me so we can figure out what has happened as Sussex Police still have made no contact with us regarding the incident!"

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Karl added: "Rest easy up there my boy look after mum make sure you give her a big squeeze from me."

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) as the incident involved a police vehicle, The Mirror reports.

Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: "This is a tragic incident and we are fully supporting the IOPC investigation. We want to thank drivers and residents for their patience while the A259 South Coast Road was closed."

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